Category: Mass Incarceration

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Opinion: How Policing Black Boys Leads To The Conditioning Of Black Men | Code Switch : NPR

Opinion: How Policing Black Boys Leads To The Conditioning Of Black Men | Code Switch : NPR

Two criminal defense attorneys weigh in on the reasons for and impact of over-policing black boys. Source: Opinion: How Policing Black Boys Leads To ...
What It Costs to Give Black Mothers a Second Chance | Fusion

What It Costs to Give Black Mothers a Second Chance | Fusion

When Sheritha Scott found out about National Mama’s Bailout Day, she had reason not to trust it. Source: What It Costs to Give Black Mothers a Second ...
When Black America Was Pro-Police | The Atlantic

When Black America Was Pro-Police | The Atlantic

As crime rose from the late 1960s to the ’90s, so did inner-city support for law-and-order policies. Source: When Black America Was Pro-Police ...
Where Can Jeff Sessions Go? To Hell. When Can He Go? Now | The Root

Where Can Jeff Sessions Go? To Hell. When Can He Go? Now | The Root

During the confirmation hearings for Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III, racist sum’bitch, his Republican colleagues went classic Americana on us as th ...
Who Really Makes Money Off of Bail Bonds? | The Atlantic

Who Really Makes Money Off of Bail Bonds? | The Atlantic

A new report finds that the global insurance companies underwriting bonds are reaping their rewards while shouldering virtually none of their risk. S ...
The Pretrial Profit System: How Corporations Make Billions Arresting Poor Blacks | The Root

The Pretrial Profit System: How Corporations Make Billions Arresting Poor Blacks | The Root

In 2008, 18-year-old Demorrea Tarver was out with some friends when he was stopped by the police. Officers found a handgun in the handbag of a minor w ...
REPORT: How the For-Profit Bail System Locks Black People in Debt | Colorlines

REPORT: How the For-Profit Bail System Locks Black People in Debt | Colorlines

Rashad Robinson of Color Of Change: “Big insurance is raking in huge profits by putting a price on people’s freedom.” Source: REPORT: How the For-Pro ...
Activists Are Bailing Out Incarcerated Black Moms For Mother’s Day | HuffPost

Activists Are Bailing Out Incarcerated Black Moms For Mother’s Day | HuffPost

"Our mothers are not disposable. Our mothers deserve restorative justice, healing and reconciliation.” Source: Activists Are Bailing Out Incarcerated ...
Locked Up for Being Poor | The New York Times

Locked Up for Being Poor | The New York Times

“In our society,” the Supreme Court has held, “liberty is the norm, and detention prior to trial or without trial is the carefully limited excepti ...
The Blood On David Clarke’s Hands | MTV

The Blood On David Clarke’s Hands | MTV

People are dying in the Milwaukee County Jail. The sheriff who oversees it may soon be working for Trump. Source: The Blood On David Clarke’s Hands - ...
Colin Powell plans to pay very close attention to Jeff Sessions’ police reform agenda | Mic

Colin Powell plans to pay very close attention to Jeff Sessions’ police reform agenda | Mic

Colin Powell said the government has a role to play in keeping young people out of the criminal justice system. Source: Colin Powell plans to pay ver ...
The Case for Weed Reparations | City Lab

The Case for Weed Reparations | City Lab

Oakland is leading the nation in defining what racial equity means by revising its medical cannabis business permit process to favor applicants who’ve ...
‘Until the Drug Dealer’s Teeth Rattle’ | The Atlantic

‘Until the Drug Dealer’s Teeth Rattle’ | The Atlantic

A new book examines how black communities inadvertently helped lay the groundwork for mass incarceration. Source: 'Until the Drug Dealer's Teeth Ratt ...
Why Weed Decriminalization Alone Won’t Fix Racist Drug Enforcement | Colorlines

Why Weed Decriminalization Alone Won’t Fix Racist Drug Enforcement | Colorlines

The City of Atlanta is considering fines instead of jail for recreational weed possession. But if decriminalization isn't coupled with new policies on ...
Five Big Questions About Trump’s First 100 Days on Criminal Justice Reforms | City Lab

Five Big Questions About Trump’s First 100 Days on Criminal Justice Reforms | City Lab

There are many known unknowns about what Trump and Sessions are planning for their law-and-order agenda. Here’s what it all adds up to. Source: Five ...
Not One Step Back: Drug Policy Alliance’s asha bandele Talks Mass Incarceration, War on Drugs, Why She Goes Hard for Justice | The Root

Not One Step Back: Drug Policy Alliance’s asha bandele Talks Mass Incarceration, War on Drugs, Why She Goes Hard for Justice | The Root

This Saturday, April 22, at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, the Drug Policy Alliance is delivering a message from the front lines of the war ...
Why Kalief Browder’s Brother Says It’s Time To End The Prison System | The FADER

Why Kalief Browder’s Brother Says It’s Time To End The Prison System | The FADER

Akeem Browder on the fight to close Rikers Island and why “prison reform” is not the answer to mass incarceration. Source: Why Kalief Browder’s Broth ...
Renewing the War on Drugs | City Lab

Renewing the War on Drugs | City Lab

What looks like a “split personality” in drug policy is really just the Trump administration’s racialized approach to enforcement. Source: Renewing t ...
Letting Ex-Felons Vote Doesn’t Matter (Except When It Does) | City Lab

Letting Ex-Felons Vote Doesn’t Matter (Except When It Does) | City Lab

Conservatives often complain that restoring former felons’ voting rights swings elections for Democrats. Source: Letting Ex-Felons Vote Doesn't Matte ...
Young People Of Color Are Central To Debate Over ‘Raising The Age’ | Code Switch : NPR

Young People Of Color Are Central To Debate Over ‘Raising The Age’ | Code Switch : NPR

Raising the age of adult responsibility for crime is a heated issue in New York, which tries 16-year-olds as adults — and where nine in 10 youth held ...
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