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Your Dose of Pop: #OITNB, A Tale of Two Pipers

By Melissa Franqui

Source: Drug Policy Alliance

“Your Dose of Pop” is DPA’s contribution to a balanced media diet. We generally disseminate serious news about the serious disaster that is the drug war. 627 more words

Culture

Not Oz, Not Orange, Not Shawshank Either: The Real History of Black Radicalism and the Prison Abolitionist Movement

Author Dan Berger discusses his latest book, Captive Nation: Black Prison Organizing in the Civil Rights Era

IMWiL

Obama Commutes Non-Violent Drug Sentences To Reduce Mass Incarceration

http://countercurrentnews.com/2015/07/obama-commutes-non-to-reduce-mass-incarceration/

Whether you love him or hate him, you’ve got to give credit where credit is due. In a recent effort to cut back the number of people incarcerated on non-violent drug charges, President Barack Obama said he will free dozens more federal prisoners in the next weeks, according to… 531 more words

Daily News

For escapee, prison now will mean 23 hours a day in a cell; he's moved from hospital to prison

ROMULUS, N.Y. — The surviving escapee from a prison break and three-week manhunt will spend 23 hours a day in a maximum-security cell, much more confined than he and a fellow murder convict were in the prison from which they managed a getaway, officials said Sunday. 418 more words

News

Professor Emmanuel Asante: Service to the Prisoner Is Service to Jesus

At the Induction Service of the 6th Prisons Council of Ghana, the third presiding bishop of the Methodist church, Most Reverend Professor Emmanuel Asante had the following words of admonition for the Council Members: 1,592 more words

Governance

The Other Other Prison

It started in California and then jumped to Massachusetts, New York, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire and then a bunch of Midwestern states and then finally the last to get on board were the same states that fought slavery over 150 years ago. 1,219 more words

Humour