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Trump & Sessions End Justice-Prison Reform

Between 1970–2008, our lock-up rate increased five hundred percent. The United States has more inmates and prisons than both Russia and China combined. We have approximately 2.3 million inmates and about 6 million individuals on parole or probation. There are numerous reasons for our mass incarceration crisis. First, we need to acknowledge and recognize that […]

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Prison Reform under Trump?

Photo–Getty What do we know about our future president’s policies on prison reform. We do know that private prison’s stocks sky rocketed the day after he was elected. CoreCivic’s (formerly Corrections Corporation of America) shares increased 43 percent. Private prison’s stocks had fallen over the last 18 months after government reports revealed inadequate services for […]

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Koch Brothers, Pres. Obama, Hillary Clinton-Criminal Justice Reform

The United States is finally beginning the era of true prison reform. We now hear and read that the Koch Brothers, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Gov. Christie, President Obama, and other influential Americans, calling for reform of our broken justice system. The far right, the center, and the far left have looked at our national […]

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Pres. Obama Believes in 2nd Chances for Released Inmates

      On November 2, President Obama visited a drug rehabilitation center in Newark, New Jersey. He emphasized that released inmates should have a second chance to become  productive members of society instead of a “return ticket to prison.” Later at Rutgers University Law School, he stated, “There are people who have gone through tough […]

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Pope Francis Visits Philadelphia Jail

Pope Francis, even before becoming the leader of the Catholic church, was an advocate of prison ministry and prison reform. As an archbishop in Argentina, he often visited jails and prisons. Since becoming pope, he has visited prisons in Italy and other countries. He washed the feet of inmates at the Rebibbia prison in Rome during […]

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Sen.Bernie Sanders Understands our Broken System of Justice

Sen. Bernie Sanders understands that our system of justice is broken. The United States has 25% of the world’s inmates and only 5% of the world’s population. Sen. Sanders, a Democratic presidential candidate has proposed new legislation that will help with this crisis. He stated on Tuesday, “My legislation will eliminate federal, state and local contracts […]

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