Targeting Muslims?
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Targeting Muslims?

Critics say the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office is using a Trump administration anti-terrorism grant to focus on Black, Muslim inmates returning to society. By Rasheed Shabazz – Source Alameda County is under fire from civil rights advocates over the planned use of a half-million-dollar grant from U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The sheriff’s office has contended that...

US: The Fight to Overturn Florida’s Lifetime Voting Ban
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US: The Fight to Overturn Florida’s Lifetime Voting Ban

Making History: A Public Discussion on Restoring Voting Rights in Florida (Miami, Florida) – Florida should make history by voting “Yes” on Florida’s Amendment 4 to restore voting rights to people with prior felony convictions who have served their time, Human Rights Watch said today. “Voting bans have no place in a democracy. Depriving someone...

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...