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An effort to stop overnight jail releases in California is rejected by Gov. Newsom | Los Angeles Times

SACRAMENTO — Ten years ago, Mitrice Richardson was released from the Los Angeles County sheriff’s Malibu/Lost Hills Station just after midnight, left to find her way home through a remote area, alone and on foot, with no money or phone. When her body was located 11 months later, questions were raised about why the Sheriff’s Department let her go at an hour when there were few transportation options available and after she showed signs of a mental health crisis; she had been arrested after failing to pay her bill at a Malibu restaurant and exhibiting what was described as “strange […]

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T.I., New Birth Missionary Baptist Church Join Forces to Bail Out Nonviolent Offenders for Easter | The Grapevine, The Root

Jay Connor, The Grapevine, The Root Carlotta Outley Brown, who took over as principal at James Madison High School during the current school year has implemented a dress code for parents. (Marie D. De Jesus/Houston Chronicle via AP), Featured Image spent my Easter Sunday deviating between inhaling jelly beans and watching Kanye pass out communion wafers through a peep hole. But it looks like recording artist, community activist and serial entrepreneur T.I. spent his Resurrection Sunday being far more impactful. The Hill reports that the Trap Music Museum founder joined forces with New Birth Missionary Baptist Church and Love and […]

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New Year Brings Hope and Pushes for Proper Implementation with First Step Act | AFRO

George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Wesley Bell laughs during his speech after being sworn in as St. Louis County Prosecutor during a New Year’s Eve celebration on Tuesday, Jan. 01, 2019 in St. Louis, Mo. Between jokes Bell took a serious note, stating there is a lot of work that needs to be done. Photo by Colter Peterson. Featured Image 2019 organizations that supported the recently passed First Step Act, which helps reform the prison system, are calling for proper implementation and transparency, officials said. “I think the take away from folks supporting and opposing this bill is that it’s well […]

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Women in Prison Take Home Economics, While Men Take Carpentry | The Atlantic Decades after a government report on deep inequity in the vocational offerings of the nation's criminal-justice system, little has changed.

Decades after a government report on deep inequity in the vocational offerings of the nation’s criminal-justice system, little has changed.

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