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Worse Than the Wall

Karla Molinar-Arvizo OtherWords
immigrant detnetion jail The agencies that separate families, abuse children, and deport innocent people should be just as toxic as Trump’s wall.

Reviving the Asylum Is Not the Answer to Gun Violence

Anne Parsons, Michael Rembis and Liat Ben-Moshe Truthout
beds in a "group home" In this era of law-and-order politics,...we do not need more incarceration. It does not make people safer, it tears communities apart, and many people, including incarcerated people themselves, have argued that incarceration actually produces mental illness.

Too Poor to Vote: How Alabama's 'New Poll Tax' Bars Thousands of People from Voting

Connor Sheets AL.com
In nine states from Nevada to Tennessee, anyone who has lost been imprisoned and lost thier right to vote, cannot regain it until they pay off any outstanding court fines, legal fees and victim restitution. In Alabama, that requirement has fostered an underclass of thousands of people who are unable to vote because they do not have enough money.
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