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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.

What If We Ended the Injustice of Bail?

On any given night, more than 450,000 people in the United States are locked up in jail simply because they don't have enough money to pay bail. The sums in question are often around $500: easy for some to pay, impossible for others. Robin Steinberg has a bold idea to change this.

LA’s New Sheriff Villanueva Continues to Betray his Campaign Promises

Patrisse Cullors Pasadena Star-News
Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva (right). Last November when Alex Villanueva became Los Angeles County’s 33rd Sheriff, he did so with the widespread support of police and prison reformers. This week Los Angeles Magazine termed Villanueva “the Donald Trump of Los Angeles law enforcement”.

Reimagining Prison

Ruth Delaney, Ram Subramanian, Alison Shames, Nicholas Turner Vera
With a few limited exceptions, correctional practice today remains underpinned by retribution, deterrence, and incapacitation. These realities beg the question: isn’t there another way? We have failed to ask this question with sufficient seriousness
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