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FreeHer National Conference – Request for Proposals Deadline Extended to 8/15

By Black Family Summit (BFS) Posts

Flyer below The mission of the National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls (National Council) is to end the incarceration of women and girls. We do this by providing a membership platform of technical support, complex coalition building, and comprehensive resources that assist local initiatives to organize toward our shared goal of shifting from a criminal legal system to one based on human justice. Through the work…

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The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela - Edited by Sahm Venter

A Hope Manifesto for Times of Resistance

By Editors' Choice

Mandela was not just “a brilliant political tactician and legal mind, but also an exquisite writer,” says reviewer Goff. These letters give us a man of high ideals whose “fight for survival” in prison adds Goff, “would have broken many of us.” By Keli Goff, Los Angeles Review of Books — IT’S HARD TO BELIEVE that Sahm Venter, the editor of The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela, did not have a crystal…

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Private Prison Operators Are Cashing in on Trump’s ‘Zero Tolerance’ Immigration Policy

By News & Current Affairs

By Rob Urban and Bill Allison, Bloomberg — The biggest private prison operators, which have poured money into Republican coffers, stand to make a windfall from President Donald Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy on illegal immigration that has pushed thousands of undocumented immigrants into detention. GEO Group Inc. and CoreCivic Inc., which each run a facility that holds immigrant families in Texas, have made more than $2.5 million in combined political…

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Louisiana State Penitentiary

Angola Prison in Louisiana: Proving Ground for Racialized Capitalism

By Commentaries/Opinions

By W. T. Whitney Jr., ML Today — The Civil War ended and Edward A. Pollard “of Virginia” immediately wrote a history of Confederate military operations. (1) There he insists that slavery is immune from moral blame. That’s because it “bestowed upon the world’s commerce in a half century a single product whose annual value was two hundred millions of dollars. It founded a system of industry by which labor…

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Divest From the Business of Incarceration

By Commentaries/Opinions

By Ron Jacobs, Counter Punch — The Trumpist policy of kidnapping children at the border has begun to shine a light on the nature of imprisonment in the United States for people who didn’t pay attention before. Over 60% of all detained immigrants are in private prisons. CoreCivic is one of the biggest private prison corporations in the United States. CoreCivic used to be called Corrections Corporation of America but…

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Ava DuVernay’s Documentary ’13TH’

By Video/Audio

In this thought-provoking documentary, scholars, activists and politicians analyze the criminalization of African Americans and the U.S. prison boom. The title of Ava DuVernay’s extraordinary and galvanizing documentary 13TH refers to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which reads “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States.” The progression from that second qualifying…

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A National convening in collaboration with women across the nation who have been impacted by the Criminal Justice system and leaders who are engaging in gender-responsive, criminal justice reform efforts.

A National Convening in Collaboration With Women Across the Nation

By Events

National Town Hall Meeting A National convening in collaboration with women across the nation who have been impacted by the Criminal Justice system and leaders who are engaging in gender-responsive, criminal justice reform efforts. When Saturday, July 21, 2018 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM (ET) Where Allen Chapel AME Church, 2498 Alabama Ave SE Washington, DC 20020 Sponsored by The National Council of Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls…

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052218 Press Release — IBW Supports “Reparatory Justice” for Drug War Calls for Community Dialogue with Faith Leaders on the Issue

IBW Supports “Reparatory Justice” for Drug War

By News & Current Affairs, Press Releases / Statements, Reparations, War on the “War on Drugs” Posts

New York, May 21 — The Institute of the Black World 21st Century (IBW) announced today that the organization supports initiatives in New York and around the country that seek to repair the devastating damages done to Black communities by the War on Drugs and racially biased criminal justice policies. As the struggle for drug and criminal justice policy reform intensifies in New York City and NY State among policy advocates…

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‘How convenient and profitable for wealthy private prisons to exploit detained immigrant labor rather than hire regularly waged employees.

Why are for-profit US prisons subjecting detainees to forced labor?

By Commentaries/Opinions

Private prisons have for years enriched themselves by exploiting detained immigrant labor. They must be held accountable. By Azadeh Shahshahani, The Guardian — In 2017, officials at the Stewart immigration detention center in Georgia placed Shoaib Ahmed, a 24-year-old immigrant from Bangladesh, in solitary confinement for encouraging fellow workers to stop working. Ahmed, who was paid 50 cents per hour to work within the facility, was upset because his $20 paycheck was delayed….

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