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Ava DuVernay's 13th: from slavery to the mass incarceration of African-Americans in privatised prisons

Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.

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Ideas And Politics

Catherine goes to prison

Last Friday, I went to visit a Forensicare researcher at the Melbourne Assessment Prison (formerly the Melbourne Remand Centre). Our library services a large range of groups who work in a variety of locations. 407 more words


Federal B.O.P. Hiccup

If you’ve read Piper Kerman’s memoir Orange is the New Black, you probably have a firm mental image of the women’s prison in Danbury, CT.  I haven’t seen the Netflix series, so I don’t know how many creative embellishments were involved in the adaptation. 298 more words

140 Inmates killed in a Brazilian prison riots since january 1 -- Many beheaded, dismembered, gutted in penitentiary system -- CAUTION -- Graphic Images


Relatives of inmates wait for news outside the Alcacuz Penitentiary after a fight between rival gangs left at least 30 prisoners dead the day before, near Natal, Brazil, on January 15, 2017. 557 more words

An Interview with Lawrence Hill (Part Three)

Interviewer: Scott Douglas Jacobsen

Numbering: Issue 13.A, Idea: Outliers & Outsiders (Part Nine)

Place of Publication: Langley, British Columbia, Canada

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Government Technology: Should Social Media Be Banned in Prison?

Government Technology: Should Social Media Be Banned in Prison? “Some think that social media is a luxury that should not be provided to prisoners for fear of organizing more crime, but others argue that social media is necessary for inmates to return to the public after serving their sentence.”

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