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Do We Care About The Children of Inmates?

The lives of children are severely affected when one or both parents are locked up. What happens to these lives as they grow up to be young adults? 1,409 more words


The Prison to Poverty Pipeline

Frederick Douglass, a slave in Maryland who became an abolitionist and journalist said, “It is easier to build strong children than it is to repair broken men.” 2,165 more words

Jamie Cummings

our hearts should gently weep.

An Australian television investigation has brought to public awareness practices within the Northern Territory juvenile justice system that rival Guantanamo Bay at its worst. Youths, mainly indigenous, aged between 10 and 17 have been kept in solitary confinement, stripped naked, thrown about their cells by adult males, hit, sprayed with capsicum spray, and strapped to chairs with spit hoods over their heads when they threaten self-harm. 302 more words


The Week That Was - July 24 to July 30

This week’s main focus was the allegations arising from Monday’s Four Corners story about juvenile detention in the Northern Territory. Basically there’s been some pretty terrible stuff happening to the young people there. 321 more words


The Pain Game

He learned these streets early

rolled dice in drive-bys

delved into hustle with both hands.

Hope strung like an addict on 5th Street

no home no where… 83 more words

Say Her Name

When I heard about Philando Castile being shot in his car in front of his girlfriend and daughter, I immediately thought of India Kager. Last Labour Day weekend, India was in Virginia Beach visiting Angelo Perry, the father of her then four month old son. 693 more words