Tag Archives: Incarceration

Jean Trounstine :
Mother’s Day in prison

Many wonderful articles appeared about mothers in prison as we celebrated this Mother’s Day. By Jean Trounstine | The Rag Blog | May 11, 2014 Nancy Mullane, on the blog she co-founded, The Life of the Law, interviewed Veronica Martinez … finish reading Jean Trounstine :
Mother’s Day in prison

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BOOKS / Ron Jacobs : Incarceration Complex: ‘Beyond Walls and Cages’

Incarceration complex:The desire to imprison Walls and Cages provides example after example of how central the business of incarceration is to the U.S. power elites in the twenty-first century. By Ron Jacobs | The Rag Blog | August 7, 2013 … finish reading BOOKS / Ron Jacobs : Incarceration Complex: ‘Beyond Walls and Cages’

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Tom Hayden : Trayvon Martin and the Super-Predator Myth

Photo by Joshua Trujillo / AP Images / SeattlePI.com The super-predator myth: Trayvon died for our sins The evidence of a violently divided America can be understood in the failure of the criminal justice system, where rationality and objectivity are … finish reading Tom Hayden : Trayvon Martin and the Super-Predator Myth

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Tony Platt : Prison Strike at Pelican Bay

Image from Los Angeles Times. The shame of California: Prison strike at Pelican Bay This strike has drawn worldwide attention to the widespread use of torturous practices by the United States against its own citizens. By Tony Platt / The … finish reading Tony Platt : Prison Strike at Pelican Bay

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Ted McLaughlin : Haley Barbour’s ‘Eye for a Kidney’ Deal

Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour: organ trafficker?An eye for a kidney?Haley Barbour’s terrible precedent By Ted McLaughlin / The Rag Blog / January 19, 2011 See “Haley Barbour breaks the U.S. Organ Transplant Act,” Below. Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour has received … finish reading Ted McLaughlin : Haley Barbour’s ‘Eye for a Kidney’ Deal

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Ted McLaughlin : U.S. Leads World in Incarceration Rate

Chart shows skyrocketing rate of incarceration in U.S. as of 2006. CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE We’re number one!U.S. is off charts in rate of incarceration By Ted McLaughlin / The Rag Blog / November 11, 2010 The citizens of … finish reading Ted McLaughlin : U.S. Leads World in Incarceration Rate

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Jordan Flaherty : New Orleans Jail Struggle Could Shape City’s Future

Image of Orleans Parish Prison from BBC documentary, Prisoners of Katrina.New Orleans:The nation’s incarceration capital Struggle over the size of New Orleans’ jail could define the city’s future. By Jordan Flaherty / The Rag Blog / November 11, 2010 NEW … finish reading Jordan Flaherty : New Orleans Jail Struggle Could Shape City’s Future

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Tom Hayden : Jerry Brown’s Green Vision for California

California Governor-elect Jerry Brown at Los Angeles campaign rally November 1, 2010. Photo by Justin Sullivan / Getty Images.But it can’t be just for whites…Brown’s green vision for California Through all the political back and forth, alternative energy has been … finish reading Tom Hayden : Jerry Brown’s Green Vision for California

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BOOKS / ‘Cruel and Unusual: The Culture of Punishment in America’

What I found striking in this volume is the extent to which advances in behavioral science and pedagogical experience have played almost no role in the evolution of corrections: Sentencing policies and prison conditions stem from basic, often religious and … finish reading BOOKS / ‘Cruel and Unusual: The Culture of Punishment in America’

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Grits for Breakfast :
Texas Jail Crisis : Pretrial Detention up nearly 50%

Dumping Debra and Donna: Counties should reduce pretrial incarceration if they can’t afford health costs By Grits for Breakfast | The Rag Blog | August 4, 2008 Over the last decade or so, even as crime has declined, most Texas … finish reading Grits for Breakfast :
Texas Jail Crisis : Pretrial Detention up nearly 50%

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Prisons : Why Texas Still Holds ‘Em

Forget oil and gold. In the Lone Star state, the boomtown business is locking up immigrants.By Stephanie Mencimer This article appears in the July/August issue of Mother Jones. In 1997, with the private prison business booming, the Corrections Corporation of … finish reading Prisons : Why Texas Still Holds ‘Em

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Slammed: Welcome to the Age of Incarceration

The US holds 1 in 4of the world’s prisoners. What happens when you lock up 1 in every 100 American adults?By Jennifer Gonnerman The number first appeared in headlines earlier this year: Nearly one in four of all prisoners worldwide … finish reading Slammed: Welcome to the Age of Incarceration

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