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Reading in Prison

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On September 25, 2016
Above: A man too dangerous for Texas prisoners The U.S. prison system is primarily designed to lock up people of color, control their labor, and humiliate them. There is very little about justice in the criminal injustice system. Anything that potentially empowers prisoners is something to be eliminated. In Texas especially, that includes reading anything […]

The New Jim Crow

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On December 2, 2015

A reminder that the incarceration system operates to ensure the long-term exploitation of prisoners, even when they leave prison. That the majority of them are people of color is no bug to the designe

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Immigrant Detention Prisons

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On September 20, 2015
The Obama administration has not done a good job on immigrant detainees: Immigrant detention facilities are violating detainees’ civil and constitutional rights and failing to meet basic standards of treatment, according to a scathing report released Thursday by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. The bipartisan commission, composed of four presidential appointees and four congressional […]

Eugenics Will Never Die

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On February 14, 2014
Better keep the underclass from reproducing. Will destroy the race or something. A prison doctor investigated by the California medical board after ordering tubal ligations without state approval is responsible for hundreds of other inmate sterilizations, The Center for Investigative Reporting has found. Dr. James Heinrich also has a history of medical controversies and malpractice […]
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