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Critical Resistance Summer Campaign Updates

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We value grassroots movement education, so we want to share more in-depth updates on our campaigns and projects. Read the latest from our CR New York City, CR Oakland, CR Portland, and CR Los Angeles chapters.

They Are Concentration Camps — and They Are Also Prisons

Maya Schenwar & Kelly Hayes Truthout
We must hold these dual, overlapping realities in our minds, as we strive to comprehend the interrelated horrors to which the United States — not just Trump, but the United States — subjects millions of people every day.

From Inside a Michigan Prison: "Being Sane In An Insane Place"

Lacino Hamilton Daily Kos
Lacino Hamilton has been locked up inside Michigan state prisons for over 23 years. He has “lived” in more than half of the state’s 40-plus prisons. Yet he has not wasted this time. He has become a powerful analyst, critical voice, an organic intellectual as some might put it. Here is one of his most profound contributions to our understanding of mass incarceration: Being Sane In An Insane Place. ~ James Kilgore

Mass Incarceration: The Whole Pie 2017

Peter Wagner and Bernadette Rabuy Prison Policy Initiative
Wait, does the United States have 1.3 million or more than 2 million people in prison? Are most people in state and federal prisons locked up for drug offenses? Frustrating questions like these abound because our systems of confinement are so fragmented and controlled by various entities.

Guilty Until Proven Innocent: The Problem with Money Bail

Francesca Forrest Communities & Banking, Summer 2015 issue
The bail system affects the poor disproportionately, and the legal outcomes for those who await trial behind bars are much worse than the outcomes for those who don't. The work of Pretrial Services Agency shows that alternatives to bail exist.
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