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By George Kevin Jordan
Published: January 2, 2019 - originally appeared on Afro-American Newspapers.
In 2019 organizations that supported the recently passed First Step Act, which helps reform the prison system, are calling for proper implementation and transparency, officials said.
“I think the take away from folks supporting and opposing this bill is that it’s well titled &...Read Full Post »
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By Marc Schindler Original article published on The Hill
As the United States enters its fourth decade of the mass incarceration crisis, state and federal policymakers are taking steps to push back against a wasteful system that costs billions of taxpayer dollars and does little to deliver on promises of public safety. It has put enormous strain on state budgets, while disproportionately impacting people of color and destroying lives, families and com...Read Full Post »
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For the first time in Gun Violence Archive’s 5-year history, it recorded a decline in fatal shootings.
BY JENNIFER MASCIA· @JENNIFERMASCIA ·January 7, 2019
At least 14,611 Americans were killed by guns last year, excluding most suicides, according to data collected by Gun Violence Archive, a nonprofit that tracks shootings through media and law enforcement reports. That’s a nearly 7 percent drop compared to last year, and the firs...Read Full Post »