A major criminal justice reform bill is poised to become law after the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted in its favor Thursday. The First Step Act, passed in the Senate earlier … Continue reading Congress Touts First Step Act as Criminal Justice Victory—But Critics Say Bill Makes False Promises
In the USA the word “jail” means a place for people with a sentence of one year or less, and usually has people convicted of misdemeanors. “Prison” (or “penitentiary”) means a place … Continue reading A private jail comes to my town
The Justice Department cited a decline in federal prisoners and a critical recent report about safety and security problems in for-profit facilities. This is a great first step, since private prisons “do … Continue reading U.S. to Phase Out Use of Private Prisons for Federal Inmates
Canada’s only privately run jail, in Penetanguishene, Ont., will return to public control on Saturday after a performance evaluation found a public jail of equivalent size had better security and prisoner health … Continue reading Canada returns private-run prison back to publicly-run when study shows public beats private in every category
“I saw this in Baghdad. We’ve seen it again in Afghanistan,” recalled Cotton, who served in the Army during both wars. “Security has to come first, whether you’re in a war zone … Continue reading Sen. Tom Cotton: U.S. has ‘under-incarceration problem’
“The best way to keep a prisoner from escaping is to make sure he never knows he’s in prison.” – Fyodor Dostoyevsky Source: giphy.gif (500×689) Continue reading Are you in Prison, or not?
Enough is enough. We demand more empathy, more accountability, more economic opportunity, more compassion, more dignity, more power and more opportunity for… Source: FEATURE: #ManifestJustice art exhibit in Los Angeles – AFROPUNK Continue reading Since 1980 CA Built 22 Prisons & 1 University
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