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13TH Film Review, 54th New York Film Festival

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DHS Prepares Private Prisons for Climate Refugees

Mass incarceration has allowed the proliferation of for-profit private prisons. These private penitentiaries employ prisoners to labor for free or little pay. Big corporations like Starbucks and McDonald’s pad their bottom line by utilizing this source of cheap labor to manufacture their products. 893 more words


Poem: "A Convict's Symphony"

by AMN

“A Convict’s Symphony”

The system believes that Christ would
never have any dealings with me.
A gangsta’ who ran the streets.
Welcome to this convict’s symphony, 257 more words


Prisons = Modern Day Plantations

Isaac Franklin was one of richest men in the southern United States a century and a half ago. When he died in 1846, he owned over 700 slaves who worked his six plantations in Louisiana. 644 more words

Social Justice

The Fiscal Case for Criminal Justice Reform

by Brendan Kennedy

It has been a rough few weeks for civil rights and criminal justice. Donald Trump, whose promises of “law-and-order” echo what Nixon said… 1,390 more words

Politics & Society

That Sneaky Cur, The Defense Lawyer

A quick quiz: When you think of phrases like ‘all lawyers are liars,’ ‘the law is an ass,’ ‘first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers,’ what vision of miscarriages of justice come to mind? 501 more words


Teaching Trump

This past summer I taught a college composition course that focused on Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness… 1,117 more words

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