Category Archives: prison economics

What This Election Means for Criminal Justice Reform and America’s Rising Three Party System

There is no need to write an ad hominem synopsis to the unprecedented 2016 Presidential election race, so let’s jump right into it. Those of us who have deep involvement on specific political issues can anticipate what this election means. … Continue reading

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Writer seeking agent / publisher wanting manuscript on crime, punishment, and love.

Some of you have read my posts on the criminal justice system for years, while others may be just discovering my work.  Hopefully you have found my commentary insightful, perhaps useful, and whether you agree with my conclusions or not: … Continue reading

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Are Schools Violating the American With Disabilities Act Every Time a Kid Goes to Court?

Are you looking for a new approach to dismantling the School-to-Prison Pipeline?  The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and Rehabilitation Act bar any federal program, or institutions receiving federal grants (such as schools), from discriminating against people due … Continue reading

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The Myth of Prison Slave Labor Camps in the U.S.

  A Displaced and Discarded Labor Force, originally appearing in Counterpunch, by JAMES KILGORE   As Adam Gopkin reminds us, “mass incarceration on a scale almost unexampled in human history is a fundamental fact of our country today—perhaps the fundamental fact, as … Continue reading

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Still Marching: 50 Years Later

I like to believe that more Americans believe in the concept of equal justice today than in 1963.  The 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington will evoke different thoughts from different people, some with nostalgia, others with disdain.  My … Continue reading

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GEO Withdraws $6 Million Stadium Deal Amidst Public Outcry

There will be no more private prison sponsorship on the FAU stadium.  Apparently the corporate prison industry is not so proud of their work after all.  The GEO Group offered $6 million to name Florida Atlantic’s football stadium after their … Continue reading

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Crashing the System with Stop and Frisk

The Floyd v. New York class action suit, to hold the city accountable for hundreds of thousands of baseless harassments by the NYPD, is the affordable option for NYC taxpayers and the court system.  If each plaintiff were to bring a … Continue reading

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