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Race is a defining characteristic of the criminal justice system. It is common knowledge that Blacks are disproportionately represented in prison. Click on the link below to read more. http://www.prisonpolicy.org/blog/2016/08/15/cjrace/ #race #sentencingdisparities
The U.S. Justice Department announced plans on Thursday to phase out its use of privately operated prisons, calling them less safe and a poor substitute for government-run facilities. Read More #privateprisons
When Dolfinette Martin was convicted of shoplifting more than $700 worth of clothes in Louisiana in 2005, she had five children, no money and an addiction to cocaine. Seven years later, in 2012, Ms. Martin became one of a growing number of impoverished women released from prisons and jails whose plight has been largely overlooked during continuing efforts to reverse mass incarceration, according to criminal justice experts. “That cycle of poverty — not a lot of resources, not
The most recent economic downturn has hurt employment opportunities, the housing market, and the value of the dollar (Baker, 2009, 2009b, 2009c; and Kotz, 2009). Prisons are one sector that had been addressing economic issues long before our current downturn.
Click the link below to read the full story. #privateprisons #privatization