Hurricane Florence: Prisons in hurricane’s path not evacuated
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Hurricane Florence: Prisons in hurricane’s path not evacuated

By Georgina Rannard, UGC and social news – SOURCE “Storm of a lifetime” hurricane Florence is predicted to bring deadly disaster to large parts of the eastern US coast when it makes landfall on Thursday. But as millions are under order to flee, some are being told they have to stay put. On Monday, South...

An Inside Account of the National Prisoners’ Strike
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An Inside Account of the National Prisoners’ Strike

“We just want to be able to take care of ourselves as men and women, in this Department of Corrections,” a strike participant from a South Carolina prison said. Photograph by David Paul Morris / Bloomberg / Getty By Daniel A. Gross – Source On August 21st, the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee, a labor union for prisoners that...

California lawmakers move to cap prison time for felons
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California lawmakers move to cap prison time for felons

BY ALEXEI KOSEFF akoseff@sacbee.com – Source August 21, 2018 12:01 AM – Updated August 21, 2018 10:07 AM California’s approach to crime and punishment is complicated enough that a state watchdog agency once referred to it as a “chaotic labyrinth of laws with no cohesive philosophy or strategy.” The penal code covers thousands of different offenses, each...

Islam and Muslims in the U.S. Prison System By Rami Nsour
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Islam and Muslims in the U.S. Prison System By Rami Nsour

I believe that every American has the duty to know what is going on with incarceration in our country.  We house the largest number of prisoners in the world, pay for it with our tax dollars and support it by legislation that we vote for.  In addition to this civic duty of knowing about and...