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White Affluenza Teen Finally Facing Prison ?

Getty Images On Monday, December 29th, Mexico’s state prosecutors issued a statement that Ethan Couch ( Affluenza Teen) and his mother, Tonya Couch were arrested in Puerto Vallarta. Both mother and son were turned over to Mexican immigration for deportation. In June 2013, Ethan Couch, a white 16 years old, was driving drunk and speeding […]

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Christmas in Prison

Based on personal experience and observation, the prison holiday experience was bleak and dismal. Despite their tough demeanor, the young inmates looked lost during the holiday season. When I walked by the unit’s telephones, I heard the longing for home in the voice of a young man whose arms were covered with violent tattoos. Although […]

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Changing Solitary Confinement

For many years, lonely voices in the wilderness have cried out against the abusive use of solitary confinement in American prisons and jails. The pleas for reasonable use of this punishment were ignored because our prison systems were focused on punishment and not rehabilitation. The failure of the punishment policy is demonstrated by the United […]

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Hung Jury for First Freddie Gray Trial

  On December 16th, the judge declared a mistrial after the jurors could not come to a verdict in the William Porter case. The prosecution had alleged that Officer Porter ignored Gray’s request for medical help and that he failed to put a seat belt on the shackled Mr.Gray during a lengthy police van ride […]

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