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Race and the Race

Democrats are constantly calling for a frank national conservation about race, as if it hasn’t ranked right up there with sports and weather and the sex lives of celebrities as one of the three or four most discussed topics of the past 240 years or so, but there are times when we wonder just how frank they want that conversation to be. 1,091 more words

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Visitation at Cook County Jail

During an inmate’s time at Cook County Jail, a visit from a friend or loved one can mean a world of difference. A study conducted by the Minnesota Department of Corrections… 316 more words

Criminal Justice

Incarceration Nations.

A Journey to Justice in Prisons Around the World, by Baz Dreisinger

What does losing your freedom means in Africa, Thailand, Brazil, Australia, Singapore and Norway? 119 more words

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Locked Down

As I write this, the phone is ringing. The landline, that is, that I am required to have as a condition of Vince living with me. 701 more words

Prison

International Day of Solidarity with Leonard Peltier

Leonard Peltier has become an international symbol for Indigenous liberation. After serving forty years in federal prison for a crime he did not commit, it is time progressive people of the world demand President Obama grant Leonard clemency. 590 more words

Border Town Violence

CBC Message To America: Rep. Conyers Breaks Down The Root Cause Of Crime & Poverty

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Representative John Conyers (D-MI) delivered this week’s CBC Message To America addressing the deeply rooted issues of crime, persistent poverty in urban communities of color, and criminal justice reform. 358 more words

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CBC Message To America: Rep. Conyers Breaks Down The Root Cause Of Crime & Poverty

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Representative John Conyers (D-MI) delivered this week’s CBC Message To America addressing the deeply rooted issues of crime, persistent poverty in urban communities of color, and criminal justice reform. 358 more words

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