Posts Tagged ‘incarceration’

Mass Incarceration Has Worsened The COVID-19 Pandemic

A new study shows that mass incarceration hasn’t just created a public health nightmare within US jails and prisons — COVID-19’s spread inside jails and prisons has spread through the rest of society. Ending mass incarceration is a dire public health concern for everyone. A massive pandemic risk factor has been hiding in plain sight […]

Wearable “Solutions” and the Internet of Incarceration

In recent years, calls for radical prison reform and a solution to the U.S.’ opioid crisis have come to permeate national politics in the United States. With over two million people behind bars and more than 400,000 people dead from opioid misuse in the last two decades, these topics are often on the front page […]

Democrat Rep Rashida Tlaib Calls for ‘No More Policing, Incarceration’

Democrat Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) reacted to the police-involved shooting death of Daunte Wright, calling for an end to “policing, incarceration, and militarization.’ “It wasn’t an accident,” Tlaib wrote in a tweet regarding the death of Wright that ignited the destruction and looting of several businesses in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, late Sunday night. “Policing in our […]

Black Mass Incarceration In The So-Called Free State

[embedded content] Maryland holds itself up as a progressive state when it comes to criminal justice, but a recent report highlights a stark reality: Maryland incarcerates Black people at more than twice the national rate. Until recently, the horrifyingly unjust reality of America’s mass incarceration system has not been a central concern in popular political […]

Daily Beast Vows Total ‘Humiliation,’ ‘Incarceration’ & ‘Mass Suicide’ for All Trump Supporters

Daily Beast editor-at-large Rick Wilson has called for the total “humiliation,” “incarceration” and ritualistic suicides for all Trump supporters in a disgusting new column. In his piece for the far-left outlet, Wilson declared “[o]nly exposure, pain, humiliation, and (inshallah) incarceration will lead to a moment of reckoning for the GOP.” Unsurprisingly, Wilson is a key […]

Report: Incarceration Destabilizes Neighborhood Economies

Above photo: Doesn’t Increase Safety. A report released by the Maryland Center for Economic Policy suggests decreasing the state’s prison budget will lead to a healthier economy and increased public safety. The report, released Wednesday, found that Black Marylanders are 4 1/2 times more likely to serve prison sentences than any other racial or ethnic […]

The Ongoing Incarceration Of California’s Indigenous Peoples

For 350 years, California has imprisoned and disenfranchised its Native peoples like few other places. For nearly a century, to be an Indigenous California Native was to live a life in hiding, anonymity, and denial of one’s own identity.  This article is part of Abolition for the People , a series brought to you by a partnership […]

App That Crowdsources Bail Lets Anyone Help Disrupt America’s Mass Incarceration

By Carey Wedler The United States is known for having one of the highest incarceration rates in the world, fueled by the Drug War, a bought-off justice system, and the ever-flourishing prison-industrial complex. With special interests from police unions to prison guard unions fueling mass incarceration (to say nothing of the private prison lobby), it is not difficult to […]

Justice Department Has No Idea If Their Incarceration Alternatives Work

The Justice Department is not evaluating the performance of pretrial diversion programs, residential re-entry centers, and home confinement, according to congressional testimony from the Government Accountability Office (GAO). Under President Barack Obama administration, the Justice Department sought to reduce booming federal prison populations by providing alternatives to incarceration for people with low-level nonviolent offenses. Although […]

Going Underground – The Profit Behind Incarceration w/ Shadow Lord Chancellor Richard Burgon

Going Underground – The Profit Behind Incarceration w/ Shadow Lord Chancellor Richard Burgon Going Underground with Afshin We speak to UK’s Shadow Secretary of State for Justice and Shadow Lord Chancellor, Richard Burgon MP about Theresa May’s arguable legacy of prison riots, suicide and understaffing in an era of auctioning off private contracts to […]

America’s mass incarceration problem in 5 charts – Why Sessions shouldn’t bring back mandatory minimums

Tanya Golash-Boza (TC) : Today, the United States is a world leader in incarceration, but this has not always been the case. For most […]

Statement: As the practices of criminalization, incarceration, detention and deportation are global, so too must be our resistance

May 4, 2017 Sedq: A Global Jewish Network for Justice stands in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners in their struggle for freedom and an end to political imprisonment. The Palestinian prisoner Hunger Strike has been going on since the 17th of April – and we call for their full protection and rights. Over 1500 Palestinian prisoners are […]

Newsletter – Afromation Is A Response To Black Deaths

Print Friendly Above photo: By Larry Cohen Last week we wrote that racially-biased policing in the US is killing all of us. The nation, especially black communities, is suffering from racially-based trauma. Many people in the United States try to turn away from the police violence, deny it is racially-biased, despite videos showing the reality. […]

CDC Executive Resigns After Being Caught Colluding With Coca-Cola to Salvage Soda Market

CDC Executive Resigns After Being Caught Colluding With Coca-Cola to Salvage Soda Market July 14th, 2016 Via: Mercola: Recent media reports have now revealed devastating evidence showing a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) executive aided a Coca-Cola representative in efforts to influence […]

Cop Who Shot Black Woman to Death “Did Not Violate Policy”

Matt Reynolds | Courthouse News Service LOS ANGELES (CN) — Amid demonstrations, the Los Angeles Police Department Board of Police Commissioners found Tuesday that a police officer’s fatal shooting of a black woman did not violate the use-of-deadly-force policy. Redel Jones was shot by police on Aug. 12, 2015, […]

Mosquito Fleet Escalates Water-Based Protests Against Shell

Print Friendly Above Photo: The Mosquito Fleet taunts Shell’s on-water security crew with a snarky banner on May 15, 2016. As Shell Oil prepares to put delicate ecosystems and human communities at risk as it increases its exports to Asia, activists are also escalating their efforts to put the brakes on their business. ANACORTES, Washington — After […]

Photos: Tehran’s Auction held Friday

US’s main objective in Middle East is to regain hegemony, not fight terror Unfortunately, Washington’s main objective in Syria isn’t fighting terrorism, helping refugees or easing Syrians’ suffering; it’s about regime change and the restoration… Source Article from 00

45 Years After COINTELPRO, FBI Still Thinks ‘Dissent is the Enemy’

Forty-five years ago on Tuesday, peace activists broke into an FBI office in Media, Pennsylvania and unearthed documents exposing the government’s expansive COINTELPRO operations, which aimed to surveil, disrupt, and “neutralize” lawful activist groups, including war protesters, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, the American Indian Movement, and the National Lawyers Guild. Though the […]

Ireland and Sweden have “Abandoned Israel”…

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Disabled Iraq War Veteran Facing Life in Prison for Less than 1 Ounce of Marijuana

Matt Agorist | The Free Thought Project Geronimo, OK — After serving three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, Kristoffer Lewandowski was medically and honorably discharged from the Marine Corps. He is now a 100% disabled veteran because of the severity of his PTSD. Since he has gotten out, the […]

New discovered asteroid to zoom pass Earth tonight

     Astronomers were oblivious to the existence of the space rock, which is big enough to destroy a town and called 2015 YB, until Wednesday. The Slooh Telescope internet channel is hosting a special live broadcast to capture the flyby at 2am. A Slooh spokesman said the pass was so near it would be within […]

The West’s Alliance With Saudi Arabia Fuels Islamism

By Toby Matthiesen is a senior research fellow in the international relations of the Middle East at St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford. He is the author of “Sectarian Gulf: Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and the Arab Spring That Wasn’t” and “The Other Saudis: Shiism, Dissent and Sectarianism.” Originally posted on the NYT. […]

Trump Didn’t Vote to Kill 1 Million Muslims in Iraq, Hillary Did

Thanks to Glenn Greenwald for pointing out that the U.S. media is acting as though Donald Trump just invented bigotry this week (one of those ugly details I’m happy to miss by never watching television). But not only is explicit bigotry toward Muslims not new, implicit bigotry toward Muslims has been the foundation of the largest […]

Update: Two Deputies Acquitted of Manslaughter in Murder of Matthew Ajibade; Guilty on Lesser Charges

Two deputies that were charged with involuntary manslaughter in the killing a 21 year old Nigerian college student in Savannah Georgia were acquitted of those charges on Friday. However, they both found guilty of lesser charges. Former Deputy Jason Kenny was found guilty of cruelty to an inmate, while Former Deputy Maxine Evans was found guilty […]

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