Charlotte Silver, AlterNet The only evidence needed to get someone thrown in solitary is a tattoo, letter, photo or piece of political material.
By Derek Thompson
The labor market is stratified, if not calcified, by race, with whites seeing higher wages and lower unemployment, while blacks and Hispanics clustering in lower-paying jobs.
By Robin Wilkey
Portland, Maine, voters on Tuesday approved legalizing recreational marijuana for residents 21 and older. The measure, Question 1, passed with about 70 percent of the vote, making Portland the first East Coast city to legalize recreational pot.
By Denise Oliver Velez, Daily Kos The decision by the high court in the Dominican Republic to declare Dominicans who may have Haitian ancestry “not citizens” with a start date of birth of 1929 is simply appalling.
Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan and former Brazilian President Fernando Henrique Cardoso have delivered a devastating critique on the failed war on drugs and are calling on governments to adopt more humane and effective ways of controlling and regulating drugs.
By Safi Knafo, Huffington Post If sitting in a prison cell was a job, it would be one of the most common jobs in the United States. In 2012, there were some 1,570,000 inmates in state and federal prisons in the U.S., according to data from the Justice Department. By contrast, there were about 1,530,000 engineers in America last year, 815,000 construction workers, and 1 million high school teachers, according…