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Why 1 of the Jena 6 Is Now Speaking Out Against Juvenile Justice Spending

By Carimah Townes

As a member of the “Jena 6,” Theo Shaw was imprisoned for seven months without adequate legal counsel. Now, Shaw is emerging as a vocal opponent to a proposal to inject another $3.5 million into the juvenile detention system. 228 more words

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Jane Luna (read by Amanda Haggard) - I Was in Prison

Amanda Haggard worked with and presented the story of Jane Luna, the mother of Jason Toll, an inmate at Riverbend prison who was killed by officers during a cell extraction in August 2010.  1,242 more words

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Drac Payne - I Was in Prison

At Tenx9 Nashville’s special event, “I Was in Prison,” Drac Payne speaks of death, friendship, and rehumanization after 34 years in prison. 

“From Dehumanizing to Humanizing” 842 more words

I Was In Prison

Toxic Families

I recently stumbled upon an article about Toxic Families.

Looking back, I see an uncanny similarity to my childhood.  It’s funny how time can ease those bad memories, the fears, and the pain.  1,803 more words

Family

News Roundup: President Obama Removes Cuba From Terrorism Sponsors List…AND MORE

The rekindled relationship between the United States and Cuba has taken yet another step forward. On Tuesday, the White House announced that President Obama plans on moving Cuba off the government’s list of nations that support terrorism. 371 more words

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The moon rises

Some mornings when I enter the parking lot of the facility, the full moon perches on the tip of a silhouetted pine.  It is enormous – pale gray and ephemeral.   253 more words

Writing

News Roundup: President Obama Removes Cuba From Terrorism Sponsors List…AND MORE

The rekindled relationship between the United States and Cuba has taken yet another step forward. On Tuesday, the White House announced that President Obama plans on moving Cuba off the government’s list of nations that support terrorism. 371 more words

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