A New School To Prison Pipeline That Might Surprise You

By Staff, educationalchemy.com -

By Staff of Educational Alchemy - Maryland Correctional Enterprises (MCE) is the state’s own prison labor company. A semi-autonomous subdivision of the Department of Public Safety and [...]

America’s Secretive Private Prison Industry To Become Much Less Secret

By Brad Poling, occupy.com -

By Brad Poling for Occupy - Seventy-five miles southwest of San Antonio, Texas, in the expanse of desert between the U.S./Mexico border and nestled between oil boomtowns of yesteryear, is Dilley, [...]

Stop Using Inmates As Slaves

By Annie McGrew and Angela Hanks, www.talkpoverty.org -

By Annie McGrew and Angela Hanks for Talk Poverty - Last week, a Louisiana sheriff gave a press conference railing against a new prisoner release program because it cost him free labor from “some [...]

‘The Justice System In Its Current Form Destroys Families’

By Staff, www.blog.generationopportunity.org -

By Staff of Generation Opportunity - A year ago, Weldon Angelos was released from prison after serving nearly 13 years of a 55-year sentence. Today, he’s leading the movement for criminal justice [...]

BLM Partners With Organizations To Halt Jail Expansion

By Kirsten West Savali, www.theroot.com -

By Kirsten West Savali for The Root - Patrisse Khan-Cullors, Black Lives Matter co-founder, veteran organizer, artist and freedom fighter, has partnered with more than 30 organizations to launch [...]

Private Prison In New Mexico Demands More Prisoners

By Steven Rosenfeld, www.alternet.org -

By Steven Rosenfeld for AlterNet - The nation’s second-largest private prison corporation is holding New Mexico politicians hostage by threatening to close unless the state or federal authorities [...]

Defendants Can’t Be Jailed Just Because They Can’t Afford Bail

By Staff, www.reuters.com -

By Staff of Reuters - CHICAGO (Reuters) - Defendants who are not considered dangerous will no longer have to stay in jail if they cannot afford to pay bail while awaiting trial in the Illinois [...]

I Spent 14 Months In Jail Because I Couldn’t Pay Bail

By Lavette Mayes and Matthew McLoughlin, www.truth-out.org -

By Lavette Mayes and Matthew McLoughlin for Truthout - On any given day, more than 7,000 people are incarcerated at Chicago's Cook County Jail. Stretching over 11 city blocks, Cook County Jail is [...]

National Movement Demanding End Of Monetary Bail

By Sarah Lazare, www.alternet.org -

By Sarah Lazare for AlterNet - For the nearly 8,000 people locked up in Cook County jail, and the 2,400 on house arrest, the presumption of innocence until proven guilty effectively does not [...]

Newsletter – Outing The Prison-Industrial Complex

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, www.PopularResistance.org -

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese for Popular Resistance. What do you call a system in which private entities partner with law enforcement to spy on peaceful protesters and arrest them, in [...]

Eliminate Profit From Punishment

By Cedric Lawson, www.inequality.org -

By Cedric Lawson for Inequality - In July 2010, Marissa Alexander, a young Black woman from Florida, faced the fight of her life only nine days after giving birth to her youngest daughter. Her [...]

Executive Clemency Requested For 25 Deserving Women

By Staff, www.change.org -

By Staff of The Clemency Report and CAN-DO Foundation - Note from Amy Ralston Povah, President - CAN-DO Foundation: “Thirteen of the original women on the Top 25 are NOW FREE - most due to [...]

Taking On America’s Prison Profiteers

By Staff ,www.inequality.org -

By Staff of Inequality.org - No place in the world imprisons people at a higher per capita rate than the state of Louisiana. And that incarceration pays — for the profiteers who run the state’s [...]

Prison Sentencing As If Budgets Mattered

By Staff, www.oregonpen.org -

By Staff of Oregon Penn - In Oregon, where are we now spend more on prisons run by the Department of Corrections than on public four-year universities, what is right in front of our noses is that [...]

As Prison Population Shrinks, Blacks Benefit More Than Whites

By Keith Humphreys, www.washingtonpost.com -

By Keith Humphreys for The Washington Post - After decades of growth, the U.S. imprisonment rate has been declining for the past six years. Hidden within this welcome overall trend is a sizable [...]

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