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Obama administration to end prisons-for-profits contracts

 "This is the first step in the process of reducing - and ultimately ending - our use of privately-operated prisons," Deputy AG Sally Yates announced.

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Defying high court, Va. Gov. McAuliffe moves to restore ex-felons’ voting rights

The Virginia Supreme Court struck down the governor's restoration of voting rights for ex-felons. But McAuliffe has a back-up plan.

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Video: John Legend and AFL-CIO team up to reform prison system

#FREEAMERICA is a multi-year culture campaign initiated by Legend to change the national conversation about our country's misguided policies.

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Beyond Hollywood: The real life horrors of solitary confinement

"We've got to liberate these people!" said one activist who spoke of his experiences in solitary confinement.

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Minnesota private prison debate raises issues of race, justice

Issues of race, poverty, and justice bubbled to the surface in an emotional hearing in late March.

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Angela and Fania Davis on the radical work of healing

Angela Davis and her sister Fania Davis were working for social justice before many of today's activists were born.

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Landmark settlement ends long-term solitary confinement in Calif. prisons

Some 2,858 inmates were reportedly held in solitary; some for 10, 20 or even 30 years, spending all but an hour or so of their day isolated in tiny cement-lined cells.

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Sorry is not enough

It's not "normal that so many young people end up in our criminal justice system. What is normal is teenagers doing stupid things."

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Today in Eco-history: Coal mine disaster kills 128

The mine was operated mostly by African American prisoners who, under Alabama's onvict lease system, had been "leased" to the mine owners. Regardless of how minor their crimes were, all of them rdied in the disaster.

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Black Panther Eddie Conway, free after 44 years, calls for release of all political prisoners

Marshall Eddie Conway charged that many, like himself, were victims of frame-ups orchestrated under the infamous FBI Counter Intelligence Program (COINTELPRO).

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