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A new report out of Massachusetts reveals the obvious: Black and Latino teens are more likely to be arrested than white teens, and their higher arrest rate is filling the state’s juvenile justice system with a lopsided racial makeup. The report, arising from a 2018 Massachusetts criminal justice reform bill, shows that Black teens are...
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It may shock you to know, many inmates in correctional facilities aren’t there to get reformed. They’re there because they do disruptive things. In fact, much of the U.S. prison population caught the bad end of an angry judge merely because of co-occurring substance use disorders or clinical challenges, coupled with legal and poverty-related disadvantages....
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While everybody was fretting over being locked away in their own house for a few more weeks, one Mississippi man is facing being locked away in state prison for 12 years for walking into a county pen with a cellphone. Mississippi resident Willie Nash didn’t know what hit him the day Circuit Court Judge Mark...
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  Pssst! I heard everyone talking about Black August, but I really don’t know what it is, it’s August 31st, and I never got around to doing my Googles. It’s cool. We’ve got you covered. Black Americans are still fighting to survive in a societal system deeply rooted in white supremacy and anti-blackness nearly two...
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One dreary November morning, when I was in the seventh grade, my classmates and I trekked outside for our daily break in between class change. It was chilly out, but we huddled close together under the breezeway with our overpriced sugary drinks and fried snacks, lamenting over algebra and social studies. A friend of mine...
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