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  • Understanding the power behind the prison system

    October 16, 2019 by

    BY BRETT STORYAuthor of Prison Land In June, the federal government announced that it will be rescinding funding for a new federal penitentiary in Letcher County, Kentucky, finally putting to rest a project more than fifteen years in the making.  The proposed maximum-security prison was to be built atop a former surface mine, like most… Read more

  • Suspects not Citizens: Criminalizing Muslims in the United States

    October 2, 2019 by

    BY NICOLE NGUYEN In 2017, James Alex Fields Jr. plowed his silver Dodge Charger into counter-protestors at the “Unite the Right” white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Fields’ reckless yet intentional actions killed thirty-two-year-old Heather Heyer and injured dozens more. Convicted of first-degree murder, aggravated malicious wounding, hate crime acts, and other federal and state… Read more

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