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Arun Gupta: 15 Actions That Can Shut Down Trump’s Assault on Immigrant Families

Thwarting Donald Trump’s war on immigrants and dismantling the vast deportation machine is possible. It won’t be easy, but it has to be done. Simply put, Trump’s plan is ethnic … Continue reading

June 26, 2018 · 5 Comments

Peter Temin: Mass Incarceration’s Dangerous New Equilibrium

A new model probes why the US leads the world in jailing and imprisoning people, and what it will take to reverse course. Mass incarceration in the United States has … Continue reading

July 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

Video: Why are so many black people in prison?

When the prison system is designed not to provide “correction” but to create felons who are then second-class citizens forever, and when those prisons are holding hugely disproportionate numbers of … Continue reading

October 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Prison Industry Making Billions from Border Children

Despite growing evidence that the private prison industry is neither humane nor cost-effective, for-profit incarceration has increased dramatically in the past 10 years, and nowhere has the boom been more obvious than along … Continue reading

July 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

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