By Tiffani Knowles and Livingstone Knowles Special to the NNPA from The Miami Times Fifty years since Martin Luther King Jr. led the march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala., black men in communities like Miami-Dade’s Liberty City are among the 32 percent of incarcerated blacks in the state of Florida. And, according to the Bureau […]
By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) –In an effort to provide sufficient educational opportunities for incarcerated youth, the Department of Justice and the Department of Education have released a joint corrections guidance for state educational agencies, a move expected to help black youth, a group confined to juvenile correctional facilities at higher […]
By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–As cash-strapped state and local governments shift resources from incarceration to treatment for individuals convicted of low-level drug crimes, for-profit prison companies are following the money and potentially “undermining efforts to treat and rehabilitate prisoners,” according to a new report. The report published by the American Friends […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.