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Returnees Who’ve Served Decades in Prison Need Help

Roach Brown The Washington Informer
With virtually nothing but the clothes on their backs, many inmates are placed on a bus, given $50, known as ‘gate money,’ and if they’re lucky, they may be told to have a nice life. 

Let’s Bring Back ‘Prison Warehousing’

Nick Hacheney and Tomas Keen The Appeal
Two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, “prison warehousing”—which used to be a derogatory term—would look like an upgrade. At least warehouses care about the value of the goods they store.

Andrew Cuomo's Power Grab Is Off Camera

Erin George, Ravi Mangla Our Future
Cuomo gifted himself “rolling budget adjustment” powers, which allows him to make cuts on a quarterly basis with little to no oversight. Meanwhile, he refuses to raise taxes on his billionaire donors which could fill the budget gap.

Want Out of Jail? First You Have to Take a Fast Food Job.

Anna Wolfe and Michelle Liu Mississippi Today
To pay off fines and other debts, inmates in Mississippi’s little-known restitution centers must work grueling low-wage jobs, pay rent and endure strip searches. Caught between prison and freedom, they often don’t know when they’ll get to go home.

Friday Nite Videos | August 2, 2019

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Kentucky Wants to Break Up with Mitch McConnell. La Bamba | Playing For Change. What If We Ended the Injustice of Bail? Boris Johnson: Last Week Tonight With John Oliver. A Black Lady Sketch Show.
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