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Buried in the Trump 2019 budget proposal is a regressive agenda to kill programs designed to reduce incarceration and reduce crime.
Trump and Sessions' misleading claims on crime decline risk reinvigoration of bad policies.
For Trump and Sessions, it seemed, it was still 1968. They are waging traditional scare politics. But something unexpected happened on the way to the backlash.
The Trump administration has been a godsend for the private prison industry.
Although some universities are divesting as much as $10 million in holdings from private prisons, this is a drop in the bucket for a $5 billion industry.
These protests have never been about disrespect. Players have always been clear about their goal: to draw attention to and change systemic injustices that plague America’s criminal justice system.
Amidst a boon for their business, it remains easy for them to hide what goes wrong.
Lauren-Brooke Eisen talked with The National Book Review about the rise of private prisons, the growing movement to divest from prison companies' stock, and why prisoners do not like private prisons.
Contrary to popular belief, private prisons often don’t save the economies of the rural towns that seek them out.
Ban the Box eliminates barriers between employers and qualified candidates. It's a good start to help people reenter society. But an unintended consequence reiterates the need to also tackle a more pervasive problem: racial discrimination.