Monday, November 30, 2020

Tag: prison system

Prison official charged with smuggling drugs into correctional institution

Rose repeatedly met with inmates and received text messages from contraband prisoner cellphones in order to coordinate the scheme.

The US spends more than $80 billion a year incarcerating 2.3...

"With movements calling for defunding and divesting, people are finally talking about spending and raising the heat on the thousands of corporations that profit off the millions of people we lock up."

What COVID-19 reveals about incarceration and how we can transform the...

We are being offered an opportunity to carefully examine a destructive, expensive, punitive system and transform it into one that could be just, restorative, and good for individuals and society as a whole.

Video reveals mother of 5 starving to death in jail cell

"...since this incident, our employees have received comprehensive training in crisis intervention.”

Higher education in America’s prisons: 4 essential reads

Research shows that providing education to such young men – and young women – when they become incarcerated makes them less likely to return to prison.

Reconsidering criminal punishment

We know that the prison system is expensive to maintain and not particularly effective. So what are other solutions to crime?

Prisons are not the answer to preventing crime

Rather than getting tough on crime, justice agencies need to get smart on crime.

No more crime and punishment: The national prison strike of 2018,...

“This is a growing movement and the Nationwide Prison Strike of 2018 is an unparalleled success for prisoner organizing in the modern era."

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.

Mumia seeks to show top state judge doubled as prosecutor and...

Philly cops get priority courtroom seats.

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The great clanging, self-inflicted, farcical Trump implosion

I conclude Trump took himself out of the race because he was and is in self-destruction mode.

EPA warns glyphosate is likely to harm the nation’s most endangered species

“If we want to stop the extinction of amazing creatures like monarch butterflies, we need the EPA to take action to stop the out-of-control spraying of deadly poisons.”

STUNNING NEWS! Trump experiences an Enlightenment, takes actions to end his term with positive...

If you believed that Trump had had an enlightenment and had become a completely changed man. If you were suckered into buying into that, then I have to tell you this: it was all a huge hoax, nothing more than fake news.

“It’s going to be a billionaire Thanksgiving.” Wealth of US richest just hit $1...

“The increases in billionaire wealth continue to defy gravity in the real economy where millions have lost their jobs, health, and livelihoods.”

Trump administration targets banks divesting from fossil fuels in new anti-climate rule

The OCC’s new rule could stunt divestment campaigns by requiring major banks to justify each individual decision to regulators using “quantitative, impartial risk-based standards established by the bank in advance.”