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WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 22:  Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch listens at a press conference on June 22, 2016 in Washington, DC. Lynch and other government officials announced the result of a national Medicare fraud crackdown that took place in 36 districts around the country. (Photo by Allison Shelley/Getty Images)

Justice Department Announces It Will No Longer Use Private Prisons

This is HUGE!

by Ryan Denson· · Current Issues, News
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‘Tehran Tom’ Cotton Says The U.S. Justice System Is ‘Anglo-American’ And We Don’t Jail Enough

Anglo-American system of justice? Wow, this guy is racist.

by Rika Christensen· · Current Issues, News
Bernie Sanders Wants To End Private Prisons In Three Years

Bernie Sanders Wants To End Private Prisons In Three Years

This is something Bernie is working on RIGHT NOW. He’s not waiting till he wins.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
See How People Who Had Never Heard Of Bernie Sanders React To His Policies (VIDEO)

See How People Who Had Never Heard Of Bernie Sanders React To His Policies (VIDEO)

While people might balk at the word “socialism” and many might not know who Sanders is, Americans are far more open to his ideas than his labels.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
Bernie Sanders To Introduce Bill Banning For-Profit Prisons

Bernie Sanders To Introduce Bill Banning For-Profit Prisons

Another bold proposal from a bold candidate.

Believe It Or Not, Obama Is About To Become The First Sitting President To Visit A Prison

Believe It Or Not, Obama Is About To Become The First Sitting President To Visit A Prison

Can you believe that no other president has ever done this?

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
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Our Prison System – Hidden Costs, Bankrupt Ideas

A new study found that the cost to imprison people is more expensive than thought, with hidden costs across the board.

by Nathaniel Downes· · News
Three Florida Prison Guards Exposed As Members Of KKK, Plotted To Kill Black Inmate

Three Florida Prison Guards Exposed As Members Of KKK, Plotted To Kill Black Inmate

These men should never have been any where near a position of authority.

by Jameson Parker· · News
Drug War Racism: Blacks SIX Times More Likely To Be Arrested For Marijuana In Florida

Drug War Racism: Blacks SIX Times More Likely To Be Arrested For Marijuana In Florida

“If all you do is fish in a black pond, you are going to get black fish.” – Kurt Donley, NAACP

Grover Norquist suddenly thinks he's an expert on the justice system. But he's got some pretty archaic ideas about punishment. Beheading? That's insane!Gage Skidmore

Grover Norquist Looks To The 18th Century For Criminal Justice

Grover Norquist suddenly thinks he’s an expert on the justice system. But he’s got some pretty archaic ideas about punishment. Beheading? That’s insane!

by T. Steelman· · News
Prison officers were so afraid of getting killed at work that they would often talk amongst themselves about who was going to die first.Image@FlaglerLive

The Private Prison Industry Continues Downward Spiral, Three States Dump Them Within Month

Prison officers were so afraid of getting killed at work that they would often talk amongst themselves about who was going to die first.

by Rika Christensen· · News
The most disturbing finding is the outright racism involved in enforcing marijuana laws. A black American is 3.73 times more likely to be arrested for possession. And this discrepancy appears in every region.  Image by Adithya Sambamurthy@ BayCitizen

The REAL Reason Why The Government Doesn’t Want To Legalize Pot (GRAPHICS)

The most disturbing finding is the racism involved in enforcing marijuana laws. A black American is 3.73 times more likely to be arrested for possession.

by T. Steelman· · News
Most American Jail Inmates Have Not Been Convicted Of Anything

Most American Jail Inmates Have Not Been Convicted Of Anything

As long as someone is financially incentivized to take away our freedom, you can be assured they will do everything in their great power to do just that.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
Your Freedom: Sold To The Highest Bidder

Your Freedom: Sold To The Highest Bidder

There is a lot of talk lately about freedom, liberty and tyranny. Fear not, not-so-young tea partier, the government is not taking away our liberty. Where would the profit be in that? No, they aren’t taking it away. In true capitalist fashion, they are selling it to the highest bidder.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News