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Teachers Urge Divestment from Private Prisons

Negin Owliaei Inequality.org
As the movement for justice in education grows, divesting from prison profiteers is a concrete way educators can join the call to end mass incarceration.

First Step Act Has Sinister Implications for the Poor and Marginalized

Candice Bernd Truthout
The modest sentence reductions in the bill are so narrow that veteran reform advocates say the long-term, harmful provisions of the legislation — including its reliance on racist risk assessment mechanisms and expansion of electronic monitoring...

US Commission on Civil Rights Report on Police Force

US Commission on Civil Rights US Commission on Civil Rights
The best available evidence reflects high rates of uses of force nationally, with increased likelihood of police use of force against people of color, people with disabilities, LGBT people, people with mental health concerns, people with low incomes,

Getting Out the Vote From the County Jail

Margaret Barthel The Atlantic
In many states, people held without a felony conviction are eligible to vote—but confusion, fear, and a long list of logistical complications often stand in their way.

101 Ways Donald Trump Has Betrayed his Populist Agenda

Alan Zibel Public Citizen
Trump has often said he would govern for the benefit of the middle class. But he blurted out the truth about which interests he actually represents when he told friends at his $200,00-a-year Mar-a-Lago club, “You all just got a lot richer.”
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