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Race and Poverty

July 31, 2015
The Department of Education today announced a program that will allow some incarcerated Americans to receive federal funding for college courses,...
July 20, 2015
Powerful economic forces fuel America’s incarceration rate, which is the highest in the world. Private prisons are owned and operated by...
July 17, 2015
Black children were almost four times as likely as white children to be living in poverty in 2013, according to a new report by the Pew Research...

Children in Prison

July 31, 2015
The Department of Education today announced a program that will allow some incarcerated Americans to receive federal funding for college courses,...
July 17, 2015
Black children were almost four times as likely as white children to be living in poverty in 2013, according to a new report by the Pew Research...
July 10, 2015
This year Alabama Governor Bentley signed a law prohibiting the practice of housing children in the same cell with adults or housing children in...

Mass Incarceration

July 31, 2015
The Department of Education today announced a program that will allow some incarcerated Americans to receive federal funding for college courses,...
July 22, 2015
Glenn Ford, exonerated and released in March 2014 after nearly 30 years on Louisiana's death row, died of lung cancer on June 29 at the age of 65....
July 20, 2015
Powerful economic forces fuel America’s incarceration rate, which is the highest in the world. Private prisons are owned and operated by...

Death Penalty

July 29, 2015
The Economist reported recently that the global total of executions is continuing to fall, and the long-term trend towards abolition is ongoing.
July 27, 2015
A new study shows that over 80 percent of people executed in Missouri were convicted of killing white victims, even though white victims are less...
July 22, 2015
Glenn Ford, exonerated and released in March 2014 after nearly 30 years on Louisiana's death row, died of lung cancer on June 29 at the age of 65....