Tag: prison

Four percent of those sentenced to die innocent

Four percent of those sentenced to die innocent

| May 20, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA—Since 1973, more than 300 innocent defendants have been sentenced to death, largely because blacks are overrepresented among murder convictions and among those who are wrongfully condemned to die, according to a recent report. “The size of the group of innocent people sent to death surprised me, said […]

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Missouri man jailed after prison system failed to incarcerate him released

Missouri man jailed after prison system failed to incarcerate him released

| May 6, 2014

We’ve been following this story about which we first heard on National Public Radio for some time and are happy to hear that it turned out well. While this is certainly an unusual case, it does speak to the spiritual idea of possible redemption. Although the “system” had little to do with Mr. Anderson’s eventual […]

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Oklahoma to review botched execution attempt

Oklahoma to review botched execution attempt

| April 30, 2014

We’re going to defer commentary on this issue to Brother Omowale-Ketu Oladuwa, former managing editor of Frost Illustrated. His pointed commentary on this issue can be found here. Brother Oladuwa has some firsthand knowledge of life on Death Row and the idea of “capital punishment.” Oklahoma to review procedures after botched execution   The governor […]

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Black, brown inmates herded into private prisons

| March 6, 2014

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—Although private schools are often lauded for providing a better education to students, the same can’t be said of private prisons, which house a disproportionate number of people of color, according to  a report published in the latest issue of Radical Criminology, an online scholarly journal. “The overrepresentation […]

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Guards may be responsible for half of prison sexual assaults

Guards may be responsible for half of prison sexual assaults

| February 17, 2014

A new Justice Department study shows that allegations of sex abuse in the nation’s prisons and jails are increasing—with correctional officers responsible for half of it—but prosecution is still extremely rare.

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‘Prisonpreneur’: Moving from cells to sales

‘Prisonpreneur’: Moving from cells to sales

| December 17, 2013

If you have been enslaved by either doing a crime or because you are in prison for something you did not do, why not learn how to turn your enslavement into a profit by studying to become a business owner?

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Anger feeds prison, cemetery

Anger feeds prison, cemetery

| October 31, 2013

Having answers for anger we see in our three-year-olds is a start to helping to stop crimes “that happen” when they get older. Psychiatrists say anger—which leads to depression in children—is real. Recognizing the warning sign in our children early can help save lives.

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