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1 in 3 Black Men Go To Prison? The 10 Most Disturbing Facts About Racial Inequality in the U.S. Criminal Justice System

In light of these disparities, it is imperative that criminal-justice reform evolves as the civil rights issue of the 21st century.
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America's Police Are Looking More and More Like the Military

America's Police Are Looking More and More Like the Military | And Justice For All | Scoop.it
A Defense Department program transfers military-grade weapons and vehicles to local law enforcement. It's the last thing we need.
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Justice deferred to the end | Amnesty International

Justice deferred to the end | Amnesty International | And Justice For All | Scoop.it
Herman Wallace, the 71-year-old man who spent over 41 years in solitary confinement in prison in Louisiana, finally passed away after losing his battle with liver cancer.
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With 2.3 Million People Incarcerated in the US, Prisons Are Big Business

With 2.3 Million People Incarcerated in the US, Prisons Are Big Business | And Justice For All | Scoop.it
Meet the corporations who are profiting off our prison system.
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The Problem with "Privilege"

The Problem with "Privilege" | And Justice For All | Scoop.it

In my experience working with a multitude of anti-racist organizing projects over the years, I frequently found myself participating in various workshops in which participants were asked to reflect on their gender/race/sexuality/class/etc. privilege.  These workshops had a bit of a self-help orientation to them: “I am so and so, and I have x privilege.”  It was never quite clear what the point of these confessions were.

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Racial Profiling: Why People Do It

Racial Profiling: Why People Do It | And Justice For All | Scoop.it

But is stop-and-frisk just another form of racial profiling? And what's the difference between profiling and racial profiling? Psychologists say that all of us act on stereotypes for different reasons, but the benefits of fighting against making judgments made from stereotypes are worth the effort..

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America’s Disappeared: Chris Hedges

America’s Disappeared: Chris Hedges | And Justice For All | Scoop.it

The poor routinely vanish from city streets after encounters with police. They are swallowed up by jails and prisons for weeks, months or years for offenses often trivial or invented.

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Sentencing Commission Votes To Address Mandatory Minimums

Sentencing Commission Votes To Address Mandatory Minimums | And Justice For All | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Sentencing Commission on Thursday voted unanimously to address concerns with mandatory minimum prison penalties. The commission action follows a Justice Department policy shift that was announced on Monday.
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FCC to consider limiting costs of prison phone calls

FCC to consider limiting costs of prison phone calls | And Justice For All | Scoop.it

It's a problem facing many families of prison inmates, who are captive to telephone companies that are often granted virtual monopolies in exchange for paying high fees to the facilities they serve. The fees, often called commissions, can drive the cost of a 15-minute phone call to higher than $17, more than 10 times the average per-minute rate for typical long-distance consumer plans.

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The Importance of Judicial Empathy | The Nation

The Importance of Judicial Empathy | The Nation | And Justice For All | Scoop.it
Courtroom sketch of Judge Shira Scheindlin. (AP Photo/Elizabeth Williams) A decision is imminent in New York’s historic stop-and-frisk case, tried for two months in a Manhattan federal courtroom.

 

Empathy does play a greater role where a judge may have some discretion, in sentencing for example, and often in family law. Yet, even then, one’s empathetic understanding may not trump other factors. I once had to decide whether a woman could move to a distant country with her three kids, leaving the father in New York. Throughout the non-jury trial I could appreciate the wife’s feelings that the man was a rotten husband and only a passable father. I saw through her why it would be good for her to get away, start life anew, have more opportunities. It was what I would have wanted to do in her place. But then the gold standard—the best interest of the children—kicked in and, despite my understanding of her, even my personal opinion, there was no evidence that it was in the best interest of her kids to be cut off from their father and their culture. Empathy placed me in the shoes of each of the family members.

 

by Emily Jane Goodman 


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You Are The Second Person

You Are The Second Person | And Justice For All | Scoop.it
You wondered out loud what writing “multiculturally” actually meant and what kind of black man would write the word “bro” in an email.
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More People Will Be Spending Retirement Behind Bars

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Study Finds Blacks Blocked From Southern Juries

Study Finds Blacks Blocked From Southern Juries | And Justice For All | Scoop.it
The practice of excluding minorities from Southern juries remains widespread and largely unchecked.
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Masked Racism: Reflections on the Prison Industrial Complex - COLORLINES

What is the Prison Industrial Complex? Why does it matter? Angela Y. Davis tells us. (From Special Section: Prison Industrial Complex)
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WhereIamGoing.org | Stop-and-Frisk: The Police Officer

WhereIamGoing.org | Stop-and-Frisk: The Police Officer | And Justice For All | Scoop.it
Peek into the lives of people who've experienced NYPD's Stop-and-Frisk policy through the #WhereIAmGoing video stories.
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Prison-Based Gerrymandering

Prison-Based Gerrymandering | And Justice For All | Scoop.it
The Census Bureau should change the wrongful practice of counting inmates at their correctional institutions as “residents.”
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Private prisons demand states maintain maximum capacity or pay fees

Private prisons demand states maintain maximum capacity or pay fees | And Justice For All | Scoop.it

A new report from the advocacy group In the Public Interest shows private prison companies mandate high inmate occupancy rates through their contracts with states – in some cases, up to 100 percent.

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Death row lawyer quotes Kris Kristofferson in his Facebook post, draw AG office’s ire

Death row lawyer quotes Kris Kristofferson in his Facebook post, draw AG office’s ire | And Justice For All | Scoop.it

On Friday, the judge in the case, U.S. District Judge Keith Starrett, found that request out of tune, saying the Facebook post that quoted from Kristofferson’s song, “To Beat the Devil,” failed to justify sealing the public court records.

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Profiting From Human Misery: Chris Hedges

Profiting From Human Misery: Chris Hedges | And Justice For All | Scoop.it
The for-profit prison industry, which is expanding across the nation, has blunted prison reform, stymied repeal of our draconian drug laws and successfully lobbied for harsher and harsher detention policies.
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Welcome to Prison. Will You Be Paying Cash or Credit?

Welcome to Prison. Will You Be Paying Cash or Credit? | And Justice For All | Scoop.it
Belt-tightening municipalities like Tennessee's Anderson County are asking prisoners to help pay their own way — but experts say it probably won't work out for convicts or taxpayers
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Texas Leads U.S. in Execution of African Americans

Texas Leads U.S. in Execution of African Americans | And Justice For All | Scoop.it

Texas isn’t just big in size and population. It’s also big on the death penalty. When it comes to executions, Texas is the battleground state and has been No. 1 since 1976.

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Stand Your Ground and Beyond: The Whole Criminal Justice System is Arrayed Against Blacks | Black Agenda Report

Stand Your Ground and Beyond: The Whole Criminal Justice System is Arrayed Against Blacks | Black Agenda Report | And Justice For All | Scoop.it

The battle against Stand Your Ground laws must be “one front in the war against the legitimacy of a criminal justice system that is fundamentally hostile to the Black presence in the United States.” The task requires a mass Movement – one that avoids the clutches of the Black Misleadership Class, which seeks to “divert Black rage down avenues that do not threaten their own relationships with Power.”

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Louisiana death row inmates testify to 'indescribable' heat at Angola prison

Louisiana death row inmates testify to 'indescribable' heat at Angola prison | And Justice For All | Scoop.it
Two inmates from Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola testified to what they called “indescribable” heat levels on the death row tiers, during the first day of a federal trial in Baton Rouge on Monday.
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Locking Up Millions of Americans Isn't Just About Punishing the Underclass, It's About Raking in the Dough

Locking Up Millions of Americans Isn't Just About Punishing the Underclass, It's About Raking in the Dough | And Justice For All | Scoop.it
The murder of a teenage boy by an armed vigilante, George Zimmerman, is only one crime set within a legal and penal system that has criminalized poverty.
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Racial Profiling Gone Wrong: Bigot Cops Didn't Recognize Off-Duty Chief

Racial Profiling Gone Wrong: Bigot Cops Didn't Recognize Off-Duty Chief | And Justice For All | Scoop.it
AFRICANGLOBE - At least one cop has been disciplined for ordering the NYPD's highest-ranking uniformed Black officer out of his auto while the three-star chief was off-duty and parked in Queens.
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