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Lock Em Up!

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On July 2, 2021
Now that the pandemic is beginning to get under control in the U.S., Americans can get back to one of their favorite obsessions: throwing people, mostly of color, in prison, largely for trivial offenses. It wasn’t long after Matthew Reed shoplifted a $63 set of sheets from a Target in upstate New York that the […]
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The Criminal Injustice System

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On August 27, 2020
This story isn’t something to celebrate. It’s a crime that led to a man’s life effectively being taken away from him. Robert DuBoise, 55, has spent two-thirds of his life behind bars for the 1983 rape and killing of a woman in Tampa, Fla. He has always maintained his innocence, but any hope of reversing […]
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Prison Labor: A History

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On October 7, 2018
When I wrote my New York Times op-ed in August about the prison strike, I was mildly surprised it was accepted so easily because I figured that someone who was actually an expert in prison labor would have published something better like this instead. I’m not even LGM’s resident expert on such issues, as I […]
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