Criminal records are keeping millions of men out of the workforce — and it’s hurting the economy

Criminal records are keeping millions of men out of the workforce — and it’s hurting the economy

Keeping people in jail before trial increases the rate of guilty pleas, and decreases job prospects

Keeping people in jail before trial increases the rate of guilty pleas, and decreases job prospects

Transgender woman found dead in prison during legal battle with corrections officials https://t.co/KXRdwaCKSa pic.twitter.com/pzPhxlTFqy

— ThinkProgress(@thinkprogress) August 23, 2016

U.S. To Stop Federal Prison Privatization After Investigation Shows
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— CorpWatch(@CorpWatch) August 20, 2016

#Politics #HateCrime #Discrimination Tweets 8.22

#Politics #HateCrime #Discrimination Tweets 8.22

#MassIncarceration #POTUS Tweets 7.17

#MassIncarceration #POTUS Tweets 7.17

#BlackLivesMatter Tweets 7.10

#BlackLivesMatter Tweets 7.10

Slavery and the Prison Industrial Complex – Angela Davis | 2003

 

9-19-2003

Speaker: Angela Davis, Professor in History of Consciousness and Chair of Women’s Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz

 

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The Prison Industry in the United States: Big Business or a New Form of Slavery?

 

Human rights organizations, as well as political and social ones, are condemning what they are calling a new form of inhumane exploitation in the United States, where they say a prison population of up to 2 million – mostly Black and Hispanic – are working for various industries for a pittance. For the tycoons who have invested in the prison industry, it has been like finding a pot of gold. They don’t have to worry about strikes or paying unemployment insurance, vacations or comp time. All of their workers are full-time, and never arrive late or are absent because of family problems; moreover, if they don’t like the pay of 25 cents an hour and refuse to work, they are locked up in isolation cells.

 

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Source: www.globalresearch.ca

STOP Police Terror, Mass Incarceration, Repression, and the Criminalization of Generations!

 

The Revolution Club Bay Area, the Stop Mass Incarceration Network, and “Uncle Bobby” call on YOU to be part of a national month of resistance against police terror, mass incarceration, repression, and the criminalization of generations.

 

Learn more at

stopmassincarceration.net

 

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Why All Communities Must Demand an End to Police Brutality

 

The images out of Ferguson, Missouri, these past two weeks have been shocking: tear gas blanketing suburban streets, law enforcement creating a war zone and defiant protesters braving it all. But it is important to remember that what started Ferguson’s fight is far too common: the police killing of an unarmed black teen.

African-Americans are the primary targets of law-enforcement profiling and violence, as the killings of Oscar GrantSean BellJonathan Ferrell and Eric Garner all attest. But during this past week, Latino, Asian-American, Arab-American and Muslim organizations have all released statements of solidarity informed by similar experiences with discriminatory law enforcement practices, as well as an urgency to collectively identify and implement solutions.

 

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Law Enforcement-Above The Law

 

This week has been exhausting. Thankfully, I subscribe to other blogs that give me a sigh of relief with gorgeous photos and quotes of wisdom. However, it’s not long before I return to thinking about seeing law enforcement on the streets of America with equipment that was manufactured and intended for use by military troops.

 

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