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Years After Leaving Prison, I Never Expected A Bike Ride Would Take Me Back

Four years ago, a few activists had a great idea: A 170 mile bike ride fundraiser that brings attention to the distance families travel, from New Orleans to the Louisiana State Penitentiary. “NOLA to Angola” has since raised tens of … 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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FAU and GEO: Expecting Black Men to Play In Stadium Named After Prison

I highly doubt any of the 99 players of the Florida Atlantic Owls were consulted about playing in The GEO Group Stadium next year, named after the world’s largest prison-owning corporation.  I also doubt I need to illustrate the percentage … Continue reading

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