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Baltimore Protesters Jailed Without Food For Days, Attorneys Say

In Kira Lerner   In Baltimore’s Central Booking, protesters and rioters are being withheld food for up to 18 hours, denied medical attention and detained for extended periods of time with up to 20 people in small cells intended to … Continue reading

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5 Ways It’s Become a Crime to Be Poor in America, Punishable by Further Impoverishment

By Terrell Jermaine Starr The criminalization of America’s poor has been quietly gaining steam for years, but a recent study, “The Poor Get Prison,” co-authored by Karen Dolan and Jodi L. Carr, reveals the startling extent to which American municipalities … Continue reading

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Three Years on Rikers Without Trial

By Jennifer Gonnerman In the early hours of Saturday, May 15, 2010, ten days before his seventeenth birthday, Kalief Browder and a friend were returning home from a party in the Belmont section of the Bronx. They walked along Arthur … Continue reading

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NYC Has 118,000 Missing Black Men

By Christopher Robbins A new report shows that more than one of every six black men in the United States who should be between the ages of 25 and 54 have “disappeared” from free society, mostly due to incarceration or … Continue reading

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Why 1 of the Jena 6 Is Now Speaking Out Against Juvenile Justice Spending

By Carimah Townes As a member of the “Jena 6,” Theo Shaw was imprisoned for seven months without adequate legal counsel. Now, Shaw is emerging as a vocal opponent to a proposal to inject another $3.5 million into the juvenile … Continue reading

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Ten Travesties Of Justice In 2013

By Nicole Flatow Every year, stories emerge that serve as a reminder that the American system of justice means injustice for too many, with some receiving little or no punishment for egregious offenses, while others receive harsh or faulty punishment … Continue reading

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Malcolm X killer freed after 44 years

By Wayne Drash Thomas Hagan, the only man who admitted his role in the 1965 assassination of iconic black leader Malcolm X, was paroled Tuesday. Hagan was freed a day earlier than planned because his paperwork was processed more quickly than … Continue reading

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Bill Moyers and Michelle Alexander on the Racist Plague of Mass Incarceration and America’s Future

By Bill Moyers and Michelle Alexander There are more African Americans under correctional control today ̶ in prison or jail, on probation or parole ̶ than were enslaved in 1850, a decade before the Civil War began. According to The … Continue reading

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Colorado Cities Routinely Jail Individuals Because They Can’t Pay Fines, ACLU Finds

By Nicole Flatow Jared Thornburg was ticketed for driving a defective vehicle in Westminster, Colorado. He didn’t pay the $165 fee he owed, because he couldn’t afford it. So the local court sent him to jail instead. Linda Roberts couldn’t … Continue reading

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Land of the Free? America Has 25 Percent of the World’s Prisoners

By Joshua Holland The United States has about five percent of the world’s population and houses around 25 percent of its prisoners. In large part, that’s the result of the “war on drugs” and long mandatory minimum sentences, but it … Continue reading

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