Foes of Solitary Confinement See Hope in Kennedy Comments
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Foes of Solitary Confinement See Hope in Kennedy Comments

SAM HANANEL, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Prison reform advocates who have spent years campaigning…

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Mass Incarceration’s Failure: America’s Bias in Arrest, Conviction and Sentencing
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Mass Incarceration’s Failure: America’s Bias in Arrest, Conviction and Sentencing

(The Huffington Post) – Mass incarceration has become one of the most debated criminal justice…

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Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee Unveils Legislation to Address Law Enforcement and Youth Incarceration
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Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee Unveils Legislation to Address Law Enforcement and Youth Incarceration

By Jeffrey L. Boney Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times Congresswoman Sheila…

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‘Obama Eight’ Adjust to Life After Life Sentences
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‘Obama Eight’ Adjust to Life After Life Sentences

WASHINGTON (USA Today) — One is a high school counselor. Two or three work in…

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Donna Brazile Talks Obama, Congress, and Blacks Changing Their Communities
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Donna Brazile Talks Obama, Congress, and Blacks Changing Their Communities

by Jessica R. Key Special to the NNPA from the Indianapolis Recorder The Indianapolis Recorder…

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John Oliver Completely Dismantles the Argument for Mandatory Minimum Sentences
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John Oliver Completely Dismantles the Argument for Mandatory Minimum Sentences

(Salon) – Earlier this year, President Obama released 22 people serving federal prison terms for non-violent drug…

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Obama, in Oklahoma, Takes Reform Message to the Prison Cell Block
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Obama, in Oklahoma, Takes Reform Message to the Prison Cell Block

EL RENO, Okla. (New York Times) — They opened the door to Cell 123, and President…

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NAACP President Supports Obama’s Call for Prison Reform
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NAACP President Supports Obama’s Call for Prison Reform

By Bobbi Booker Special to the NNPA from the Philadelphia Tribune PHILADELPHIA – Immediately following President…

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Push to End Prison Rapes Loses Earlier Momentum
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Push to End Prison Rapes Loses Earlier Momentum

NEW BOSTON, Tex. (New York Times) — The inmate, dressed in prison whites with a…

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Jail Population Overlooked in Reform Efforts
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Jail Population Overlooked in Reform Efforts

  By Freddie Allen Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In a system that is…

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