Tag Archives: Crime and Justice

So You Want to Be A Legislator? A Few Tips Involving Prisons

Those wanting to know more can go to http://www.PrisonersOfTheCensus.org and get the latest on this tactic in all 50 states.

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Prison Town Economics 101: Pelican Bay (Crescent City, CA)

With prisoners in Pelican Bay willing to die rather than endure what is being done to them in the name of “the People of California”, we should pause to consider some basic math.  The following example is a broad illustration … Continue reading

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Dying for Human Rights: Prisoners Begin Hunger Strike Tomorrow

What exactly is a hunger strike?  It is when someone, or a group of people, will choose death over their current living conditions.  But not an unknown pointless death; instead, they will commit a long, grueling, public death designed to … Continue reading

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How I Expect California to NOT Release Prisoners… If We Let Them

By now, every activist is aware that the US Supreme Court “ordered California to reduce its prison population to 137.5%of design capacity within two years. Finding that the prison population would have to be reduced if capacity could not be … Continue reading

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Unshackled Pregnancies: Idaho, Nevada, Rhode Island…

UPDATE: By a vote of 48-16, the Rhode Island House of Representatives passed H 5257, echoing passage of the same bill by the Senate several weeks ago. The bill should end up on Governor Lincoln Chaffee’s desk within a few … Continue reading

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From Brooklyn to Oakland: April 23rd Events Stoke the Movement

Across the nation, activists and organizations are coordinating The Formerly Incarcerated & Convicted People’s Movement.  This Saturday, April 23rd, there will be evenings of testimony, artistry, solidarity and movement building. Women on the Rise Telling HerStory (WORTH) is collaborating with … Continue reading

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A National Campaign to End Price Gouging on Prison Phone Rates

Nationwide Research Finds Excessive Prison Phone Rates Exploit Prisoners’ Families Brattleboro, VT – Prison Legal News (PLN), a monthly publication that covers criminal justice-related issues, released a report this past weekend at the National Conference for Media Reform in Boston … Continue reading

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