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The School to Prison Pipeline

The School to Prison Pipeline By: Hannah Ravenell The School to Prison Pipeline can be described as a system that involves the criminalizing of students and the subsequent funneling of these students ...

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The Horrifying Impact of Solitary Confinement

The Horrifying Impact of Solitary Confinement By: Rayna Richardson Picture living inside a 6-by-8-foot cell, where there is no light or windows. Inside lies a flimsy mattress, accompanied by a dirty s...

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Discriminatory Sentencing

Discriminatory Sentencing By: Naheim Banks The United States continues to incarcerate more people than every other nation in the world. The U.S. contains just 5 percent of the world’s prison populatio...

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Community-Based Programs for Juveniles

Community-Based Programs for Juveniles By: Carly Faulkner According to the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, increasing amounts of incarceration during one’s youth can worsen one...

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Prison Industrial Complex

Prison Industrial Complex By: Naheim Banks The Criminal Justice Complex is the term used to describe the overlapping interests of government and corporations that often use policing and imprisonment a...

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Prison, Trial, and the Cash Bail System

Prison, Trial, and the Cash Bail System By Hannah Ravenell Whether you know anything about the law or the way the criminal justice system functions, you’ve likely heard the phrase “innocent before pro...

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Racial Disparities in Juvenile Justice Systems

Racial Disparities in Juvenile Justice Systems By: Irene Koo Involvement with the US criminal justice system has multiple implications, including disruption in the environment, schooling, and employme...

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Reforming Prison Labor

Reforming Prison Labor By: Carly Faulkner Since the start of the COVID-19 Pandemic, prison manufacturing has increased in many states across the nation. This is due to the country’s heavy reliance on ...

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Police in Schools

Police in Schools By: Nia Faith According to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), there are “1.7 million students attending schools with police officers but no counselors, 3 million students att...

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Why Is There No Accountability For Police Brutality?

Why Is There No Accountability For Police Brutality? By: Carly Faulkner When looking at the number of times the media has reported on an unarmed civilian killed or injured by a police officer in the y...

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Increasing Access to Hygiene Products in Prisons

Increasing Access to Hygiene Products in Prisons By: @Kryssy Periods are nothing new, but there's a critical difference between an inmate and a regular menstruating human who experiences periods. Whil...

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Employment after Incarceration

Employment after Incarceration As 600,000 formerly imprisoned individuals enter society each year, employment opportunities are crucial in aiding their difficult transition. However, in seeking employ...

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Progressive Prosecutors

Progressive Prosecutors Prosecutors are the most influential figures in the fight to end mass incarceration. They determine plea deals, decide whether to file or drop charges and what sentences to see...

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End The Use of Ketamine in Police Settings

End The Use of Ketamine in Police Settings By: Nia Faith Elijah McClain died at the age of 23 following a lethal administration of ketamine during an interaction with law enforcement. Elijah was walki...

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Abolish The Death Penalty

Abolish the Death Penalty By: Naheim Banks The Death Penalty is the state santioned killing of an individual as punihment for a crime. The practice of capital punishment began with the passage of the ...

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Shackling of Pregnant Inmates

Shackling of Pregnant Inmates By: Justice Faith Women are the fastest-growing segment of the American prison population and are demonstrated to be the most vulnerable on the inside. In 23 states, it i...

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Three Strikes Legislation

Three Strikes Legislation Initially implemented by 24 states in the 1990s, the Three Strikes Legislation sought to punish repeat offenders (Lacourse, 1997). For many of these repeat offenders, incarce...

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