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Sell Block: Broken prison labor program fails to keep promises, costs millions (3 part series)

This is a Seattle Times special report, dated Dec. 13th. 2014, investigated by By Michael J. Berens and Mike Baker.

Three decades ago, as get-tough-on-crime laws channeled more offenders behind bars, the state Department of Corrections launched a campaign to leverage profits from prisoners. 252 more words

Washington State

I’m Wondering Again

You know, I worry about Africa’s people, but I wonder if what we’re doing for them is gonna ever really solve their problems. Seems to me we give ‘em food, money, medical care and other things, but everything just keeps getting worse. 238 more words

We found a job!

Yes! We are actually working, and pretty hard at it!! I REALLY wanted to get the experience of fruit picking for the kick of getting to know what it feels like. 985 more words

Simple Life

In China, Human Costs Are Built Into an iPad

The consequences of employing cheap labor for the sake of a product awaited by millions of people over the world, as many suicide cases, industrial accidents, and labor strikes in Foxconn factories, processing most of the world’s smartphones and other electronic devices, across China have shown. 254 more words

Longform

Terrorist at the Border

The big news organizations did not report the arrest of suspected terrorists at our border last week.   Searching for this story on NBC, CBS… 129 more words