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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 prevent the flow of material that they say might incite violence. In Michigan, the ban has extended to several non-English language […]

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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The horrors of the war on crime (thanks Bill Clinton, as well as so many others of both parties) mean that lots of nonviolent offenders are going to grow old in prison. They are already aging and prisons are going to turn into old folks home for Black people who sold a little weed in […]
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Good lord, this is disgusting. These are dangerous times for undocumented immigrants. ICE has been super-charged by the Trump administration. And ICE’s empowerment has been lucrative for the companies that both cage and employ immigrants like Yesica. A Daily Beast investigation found that in 2018 alone, for-profit immigration detention was a nearly $1 billion industry […]
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