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Prisoners are 5 times more likely to get COVID-19 than the overall population. A 69-year old prisoner is trying to change that one livestream at a time.

The COVID-19 pandemic is tearing through US prisons, with inmates 5.5 times more likely to catch the disease than the overall population. One prisoner under home confinement, 69-year-old Rufus Rochelle, is calling for the release of prisoners in daily Facebook Live streams. Correctional facilities are desperately lacking PPE and other […]
Prisoners are 5 times more likely to get COVID-19 than the overall population. A 69-year old prisoner is trying to change that one livestream at a time.
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Schools that suspend more students have more of them end up in jail

Schools with strict disciplinary measures, like suspension, are more likely to have students that are later incarcerated or arrested as adults, new research indicates. A paper authored by researchers at Boston University, Harvard University, and the University of Colorado finds that children that attend schools with higher rates of suspension […]
Schools that suspend more students have more of them end up in jail
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One of the reddest states in the US is leading the charge toward criminal-justice reform thanks to an unlikely political alliance

Mark Gonzalez had never prosecuted a single case before he was elected district attorney of Nueces County, Texas, last November. The 37-year-old self-described “Mexican biker defence lawyer” spent his first decade in law poking holes through bad cases and defending low-level offenders from what he viewed as unnecessary prosecutions and […]
One of the reddest states in the US is leading the charge toward criminal-justice reform thanks to an unlikely political alliance