Thursday, August 6, 2020

Tag: inmates

Demanding wide-reaching reforms and an end to slavery, inmates in 17...

"Every single field and industry is affected on some level by prisons, from our license plates to the fast food that we eat to the stores that we shop at."

Teaching ‘Les Misérables’ in prison

The novel gave them a lens to view their lives and a ruling system every bit as cruel as Hugo’s 19th-century France.

Milwaukee sheriff’s officials charged with dehydration death of inmate

Terrill Thomas, 38, died of profound dehydration and his death was classified as a homicide.

Florida Inmates start month-long ‘laydown’ to protest ‘modern day slavery’

Inmates inside Florida's prisons are fighting back against "modern day slavery."

Deputies Charged with Beating Inmate to Death and Falsifying Report

Two former deputy jailers were charged with violating a detainee’s civil rights after the state medical examiner’s preliminary report cited “jail beating.” Both face life in prison for depriving him of his constitutional rights.

‘A Pipeline Straight to Jail’

With a failing American educational system, the government’s abandonment of poor families and children living in blighted communities end up in prison. But how do they get from that child to that inmate?

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How Mitch McConnell’s republicans are destroying America

Time and again, they’ve shown that they only care about their wealthy donors and corporate backers.
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Suppressed 2020: The fight to vote

Amidst a global health crisis, the cruel weaponization of vote-by-mail restrictions has turned the constitutional right to vote into a choice between life and death.

Physicists: 90% chance of human society collapsing within decades

The model developed by the physicists depicts human population growth reaching a maximum level that is undermined by the shrinking of forests, which will not have enough resources left to sustain people.

COVID-19 crisis highlights big meat companies’ lack of openness

Meat companies’ evasive language about what is happening to animals during the COVID-19 crisis is part of a larger pattern that suppresses open debate about the ethical costs of food production in the U.S.