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Debtors Prisons in Ferguson, Missouri

Civil rights lawyers have filed a lawsuit alleging that Ferguson imprisoned Americans when they were unable to pay fines for traffic tickets and other minor offenses. The complaint did not deny the town’s right to impose fines, but challenged their unrestricted jailing of people who were legitimately unable to pay the fines. Ferguson, a city with […]

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Facebook, Prison, & Solitary Confinement

  The South Carolina Department of Corrections has imposed the most extensive and harshest use of solitary confinement as a punishment for inmates using Facebook. The Electronic Frontier Foundation issued a report revealing that South Carolina’s Department of Corrections equates an inmate “creating and/or assisting with a social networking site”—the same as an inmate committing […]

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Pregnant Inmates Shackled During Labor

  During the last fifteen years, only twenty one states have enacted regulations restricting shackling during labor and post-delivery recuperation. The American Medical Association in a 2010 resolution called the practice of shackling pregnant inmates unsafe, medically dangerous, and “barbaric.” Many physicians and nurses assert that shackling pregnant inmates during any stage of the pregnancy […]

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Aging Inmates

The American Civil Liberties Union issued a report in 2013 about elderly inmates. The elderly inmate population has increased 1300 percent since the early 1980’s. The federal government and the states spend more than $16 billion a year to incarcerate aging inmates. The report noted that almost all inmates over 50 are not a threat […]

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Returning Citizens

Anyone with a criminal record has known the anguish and frustration of trying to find a job upon release from imprisonment.  Is justice truly served by employment discrimination against returning citizens. The term “Returning Citizen,” is a positive way of describing an individual released from prison. The use of the labels, ex-felon or ex-offender, have […]

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