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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.

Jails in LA County Knowingly Expose Prisoners to Deadly Fungal Infection

Kenneth E. Hartman, Diana Zuñiga and Christina Tsao Truthout
For nearly three years, the LA No More Jails Coalition has been organizing against the construction of a new women's jail in the city of Lancaster, California, which sits at the northern edge of LA County -- home to the largest jail system in the country. The fight has been a long one, and organizers continue to work to ensure that public funds are diverted away from another jail, and instead invested toward alternatives.

U.S. Prison Population Falls for Third Straight Year

Alex Stamm, ACLU Center for Justice
The trend toward larger prison populations has finally stopped and reversed in many states. Ten years ago, only ten states had reduced their prison populations, in 2012 prison populations declined in 27 states and incarceration rates fell in 29 states.
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