Thursday, November 21, 2019

Tag: prison systems

Mass incarceration: An American problem

Private prisons are profiting from America's mass incarceration problem.

Boycott, Divest and Sanction Corporations that Feed on Prisons

Mass incarceration has turned into a huge revenue stream for corporations as the for-profit prison industry is worth about $70 billion. Attempts to reform the industry are useless at a political level. So how can we fix it?

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Enough with the fake rhino horns

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Demanding Kavanaugh impeachment, law students launch nationwide strike against illegitimate justice

"We cannot accept a system that empowers a man who repeatedly lied under oath and a judiciary review process that only performs a sham of an investigation into his misconduct."