The United States criminal justice system is the largest in the world. At yearend 2011, approximately 7 million individuals were under some form of correctional control in the United States, including 2.2 million incarcerated in federal, state, or local prisons and jails.
Global Tel*Link profits off love, charging prisoners as much as $17 for a 15-minute phone call. Tell the FCC to set prices families can afford. http://aclu.org/global-tel #prisonprofiteers This video is part of the Prison Profiteers series produced in partnership with the ACLU and The Nation. Narration by Henry Rollins. Research help provided by Prison Legal News.
By Liliana Segura
I don’t know how many times I heard the same robotic voice speak these words since last fall. I was researching the story of Timothy McKinney, a Memphis man facing his third death-penalty trial for the killing of an off-duty police officer in 1997.
Former Cape Verde President Pedro Pires and current St. Vincent Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves will be the two keynote speakers at the upcoming Institute of the Black World symposium on “Democracy & Development in Africa & the Caribbean” to be held at the historic Metropolitan AME Church in Washington DC on Oct. 17 & 18.
JOBERG ART FAIR CENSORS LOSE BID TO BAN PORTRAIT OF DEADLY MINERS’ STRIKE
Oct. 1 (GIN) – Solidarity among artists rescued the larger than life painting of a tragic miners’ strike in 2012 where some 44 people were killed and 78 wounded in a murderous onslaught by security guards against workers that horrified the nation.