Tag Archives: Prison-Industrial Complex

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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Harlem Riverside Church hosts discussion on “The New Jim Crow”

In a sign that one prominent faith organization is confronting the Incarceration Nation dilemma, Harlem Riverside Church will be hosting a roundtable with Michelle Alexander, Tina Reynolds (Women on the Rise Telling HerStory, and FIPCM Steering Committee member), and others. … Continue reading

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Petition Oprah: Make “The New Jim Crow” your Book of the Month!

“The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in an Age of Color-Blindness” is the most important book affecting Black America since Alex Haley wrote “Roots.”  The American Prison Industrial Complex, which would make the Ku Klux Klan blush, is not just … Continue reading

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Uppity Advocates vs. Those Who Have Taken a Physical Beating?

This weekend I was in a public discussion about Movement Building, held at the Launchpad gallery in Brooklyn.  A man asked a classic question within the world of activism, experts, and nonprofit organizations: “What do you say to the organizations … Continue reading

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New Report Shows Current Slave Labor in GA County Keeps 170 People Out of Work

When Gwinnett County, Georgia ran the numbers on shutting down their prison facility (incarcerating 450 people), they factored in the 356,322 hours of slave labor provided by the prisoners in 2008.  Offsetting this, the county could be putting 170 people … 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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