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Murderous Alabama Prisons

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On December 21, 2022
The criminal justice system just keeps on giving. An Alabama inmate died after being “baked” to death in a sweltering prison cell described as “hotter than three hells,” his family alleged in a federal wrongful death lawsuit. Thomas Lee Rutledge, 44, died of hyperthermia on Dec. 7, 2020, in the mental health ward at William […]

Obscure Languages

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On June 7, 2022

The Michigan prison system responds to diversity exactly like you would expect a bunch of fascists to react. Officials in prison systems across the United States have banned certain books as a way to

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Covid and the Prison System

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On March 23, 2022
As always, natural disasters are really human-disasters, exacerbating preexisting inequalities that people don’t want to talk about. With Covid, and for that matter with other communicable diseases such as tuberculosis, one of the really big examples of this has been the globally awful prison system, where the nation just throws mostly people of color down […]

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 offens

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Torturing Our Prisoners

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On September 25, 2020
Our society tortures people all the time. They are the millions thrown behind bars and forgotten about. As we know, prisons are hot beds of COVID. Prisoners in Richmond started asking questions. So what did the prison guards do in response? On August 29th, Tobias Hill was sitting in his cell at the Richmond City […]
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Coronavirus and Incarceration

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On March 11, 2020
Among the many cascading effects of coronavirus is going to be in the criminal injustice system: As the number of people diagnosed with the coronavirus starts to creep up in states around the country, fears are rightfully sparking about the impact of this outbreak on a critically vulnerable group of people: those incarcerated in our […]
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