Screenshot from the Economic Innovation Group's "DCI Data for the 100 Largest US Cities."
15 Apr 2016

Lawsuits Challenge Fort Wayne’s ‘Law And Order’ Policies Used To Push Out City’s Poor

Multiple lawsuits challenge policies in Fort Wayne, which disproportionately impact black and poor residents, during local economic redevelopment.

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Hillary Clinton attends a campaign rally at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA. 4/6/2016. Photo by redcti on Flickr.
14 Apr 2016

Clinton Wrong About Mass Incarceration Being Known Problem For Just A Decade

Clinton’s perception of mass incarceration is either terribly informed or she has concocted her own version of American history to suit her political agenda

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Black Lives Matter activists confronted Hillary Clinton over her support for mass incarceration and her past use of the racist term 'super predators.' (YouTube)
25 Feb 2016

‘Back To The Issues’: Clinton Brushes Off Black Lives Matter Activist Who Confronts Her Over ‘Super-Predators’

The Black Lives Matter activist confronted Clinton at a fundraiser over her past support for mass incarceration and use of the term “super predators.”

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Tower 5 at the Nebraska State Penitentiary (RLEvans on Flickr)
21 Jan 2016

Are We There Yet? The Promise, Perils and Politics of Penal Reform

The reach of the carceral state is truly breathtaking, extending well beyond the estimated 2.2 million people sitting in jail or prison today in America.

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Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB) | Photo from CURB report on jail spending
15 Oct 2015

Despite Prop 47, California Continues to Invest In Incarceration

California fails to take advantage of opportunities to reduce their inmate population, according to an annual report published by prison reform group Californians United For A Responsible Budget (CURB). This trend occurs in spite of the fact that California voters passed Proposition 47 last year to reduce the number of people incarcerated

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Bernie Sanders at Drake University in February (Photo by John Pemble)
21 Sep 2015

Bernie Sanders’ Private Prison Reform Bill Would Leave Opportunities For Industry To Grow

Democratic presidential candidate, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), has introduced legislation to abolish aspects of the prison industrial-complex. However, despite being touted as a private prison abolition bill, it would still leave some areas of corrections open to contractors. On September 17, Sanders joined Representatives Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.), Keith Ellison (D-Minn.)

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