Justice After Injustice
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Justice After Injustice

(Slate) – Early in the morning on Jan. 3, 1984, Janet Burke, a 20-year-old white…

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Documentary Featuring Obama Prison Visit Debuts in Oklahoma
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Documentary Featuring Obama Prison Visit Debuts in Oklahoma

TIM TALLEY, Associated Press EL RENO, Okla. (AP) — Federal inmates at an Oklahoma prison…

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Another State Faces Allegations of Illegally Jailing Poor
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Another State Faces Allegations of Illegally Jailing Poor

(NBC News) – A growing movement against the jailing of poor offenders who cannot pay…

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Rep. Maxine Waters Wants to Rid Mandatory Minimums
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Rep. Maxine Waters Wants to Rid Mandatory Minimums

“Mandatory Minimums: New Opportunities for Criminal Justice Reform” by Linda Poulson Special to the NNPA…

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Report Details Economic Hardships for Inmate Families
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Report Details Economic Hardships for Inmate Families

(New York Times) – A survey of families that have a family member in jail…

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Philadelphia Corrections Officers Accused of Selling Drugs, Phones to Inmates
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Philadelphia Corrections Officers Accused of Selling Drugs, Phones to Inmates

PHILADELPHIA (CBS News) — Four current and two former correctional officers within the Philadelphia prison system have been…

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Feds Launch Pilot College Program for Prisoners
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Feds Launch Pilot College Program for Prisoners

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) — Brandyn Heppard usually arrives 30 minutes…

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NYPD Officers Sue Saying They’re Being Punished For Refusing To Discriminate
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NYPD Officers Sue Saying They’re Being Punished For Refusing To Discriminate

(Think Progress) – More than two years after a class action lawsuit exposed the quota…

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California Data Shows Racial Disparity in Arrests, Deaths
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California Data Shows Racial Disparity in Arrests, Deaths

TAMI ABDOLLAH, Associated Press AMANDA LEE MYERS, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Just 6…

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Bittersweet Reward for Brothers Wrongly Imprisoned 30 Years
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Bittersweet Reward for Brothers Wrongly Imprisoned 30 Years

JONATHAN DREW, Associated Press RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Receiving $750,000 apiece for wrongful imprisonment is…

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