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Rural Communities Need More Health Care, Not More Jails
Sullivan County, a shade under 160,000 people and tucked in the Appalachian…
Apr 27, 2022
Most 911 Calls Have Nothing To Do With Crime. Why Are We Still Sending Police?
An operator at the Crisis Response Unit (CRU) call center in Olympia,…
Apr 22, 2022
New York Closed Six Prisons and Saved $142 Million. Here’s How That Money Should Be Spent.
A correctional officer watches as people sit for lunch at the Moriah Shock…
Apr 21, 2022
We Need to Think Beyond Police in Mental Health Crises
In March of 2020, Joe Prude called 911 for assistance. His brother, Daniel…
Apr 06, 2022
The Cruel Practice of Banning Books Behind Bars
In Florida, the list of 20,000-plus banned books includes Nutrition For…
Apr 04, 2022
How State Higher Ed Leaders Are Expanding College in Prison
When Jared (who asked to be identified by only his first name) began taking…
Apr 01, 2022
Solitary Confinement Is Torture, Not COVID Medical Care
When COVID-19 struck, many jails and prisons were poorly equipped to provide…
Mar 25, 2022

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We Spend Millions Policing Students. It Doesn't Make Our Schools Safer.
Shadiatu Moustapha’s 6-year-old son, who was recently diagnosed with a sensory…
Mar 21, 2022
Waiting to Go to Court Shouldn’t Be a Death Sentence
New York, USA. 12th Jan, 2022. The mother of 24-year-old Stephen Khadu, who…
Mar 18, 2022
Government Can’t Say How Many People Die in U.S. Jails and Prisons
Far too many preventable deaths occur in the United States’ sprawling system…
Mar 16, 2022
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