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The Progressive: On the Hard Path to Prison Reform

On the Hard Path to Prison Reform: An Interview with Heather Ann Thompson, November 2017

Published in 2016, University of Michigan historian Heather Ann Thompson’s Pulitzer-prize-winning history of the 1971 Attica Prison Uprising, Blood In the Water, was released in paperback this fall. 54 more words

Erik Gunn

Community leader speaks out on mass incarceration at Towson University

 

Mass Incarceration has become a prison system issue as 2.2 million people are incarcerated every year with the majority of those being people of color. 550 more words

86 Percent of Women in Jail Are Sexual-Violence Survivors When speaking of mass incarceration, men are usually the default, it’s time that change.

According to a recent study, 86 percent of women who have spent time in jail report that they had been sexually assaulted at some point in their lives.  1,269 more words

Politics

The New Jim Crow

Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

By Michelle Alexander

There are some books so good, so coherent and persuasive, and so morally urgent, that I don’t really feel comfortable reviewing them.  1,190 more words

Non-Fiction

The Daily Dog: A Vote for the Voiceless

Over 70 million Americans have a criminal record. That means that one in three adults — about the same ratio as have college degrees — has been convicted of either a misdemeanor or felony. 974 more words

Commentary

Land of the Free? Think Again Part II

Police officers and prosecutors hold a position of trust, and it is expected that they have performed due diligence in bringing a case to trial. 611 more words

US Constitution

Rapper Meek Mill Sentenced Jail Time for Violating Parole

Philadelphia Rapper Meek Mill has been sentenced to jail time for violating his parole.

Meek Mill, his real name Robert Williams, has been on parole since fall of 2009 after being in prison for drug and weapon possession charges. 252 more words

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