Category Archives: criminal justice

States Suspend Driver’s Licenses Over Court-Related Debt

From the Sentencing Project (http://www.sentencingproject.org): NOTE: This has been recognized as an issue for Pennsylvania, as suggested at a recent forum on mass incarceration in Reading. This year, California Senator Bob Hertzberg (D) introduced a bill that would make it … Continue reading

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“Missing” Black Men Due to High Incarceration and Mortality Rates

From the Sentencing Project (http://www.sentencingproject.org): One and a half million black men between the ages of 25-54 are missing from daily life due primarily to imprisonment and early deaths according to a recent analysis by The New York Times. For … Continue reading

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Check Out New Reports on Stopping Torture in U.S. Prisons, Jails, and Detention Centers

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): We encourage you to share two new reports of vital importance to our work to stop torture in U.S. prisons, jails and detention centers: Solitary Confinement: Common Misconceptions and Emerging Safe Alternatives, … Continue reading

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Healing Communities Training—June 6, Lancaster

Healing Communities is a proven, national model, created by the Annie E. Casey Foundation and faith leaders from across the theological spectrum, to engage congregations in the restoration and healing of their own members who have been impacted by crime … Continue reading

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Expungement Clinic/Training—October 10, Harrisburg

From the Unitarian Universalist PA Legislative Action Network (http://www.uuplan.com/): Please mark your calendars for Saturday, October 10, 2015. An Expungement Clinic and training will be held at the Career Link Center, 100 Cameron Street in Harrisburg. We have reserved Career … Continue reading

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The Throwaways—April 25, Harrisburg

An award-winning film that “courageously explores the most pressing racial justice issue of our time: the mass incarceration and profiling of poor people of color” Michelle Alexander, author of “The New Jim Crow” Free Public Screening: Saturday, April 25, 2015 … Continue reading

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Death Penalty Opposition Intensifies

Posted at http://ncronline.org/news/politics/death-penalty-opposition-intensifies Laura Peredo, president of Ravens Respect Life at Benedictine College of Atchinson, Kan., speaks at a news conference in the rotunda of the Kansas Capitol in Topeka March 17. Peredo was one of a group of Kansas … Continue reading

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Take a Stand Against the Revictimization Relief Act—May 4, Harrisburg

From Decarcerate PA (http://www.decarceratepa.info/): On May 4th, Decarcerate PA and allies will travel to Harrisburg to take a stand against the Revictimization Relief Act, a law designed to silence incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people. Join us on the Capitol steps … Continue reading

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The Political Roots of Racial Tracking in American Criminal Justice

In The Political Roots of Racial Tracking in American Criminal Justice (http://www.cambridge.org/us/academic/subjects/politics-international-relations/american-government-politics-and-policy/political-roots-racial-tracking-american-criminal-justice), Colgate University political science professor Nina M. Moore examines why the policy process has failed to redress longstanding racial disparities in the American justice system. Moore begins by … Continue reading

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Analysis Shows Broad Variation in Nationwide Incarceration Trends

From the Sentencing Project (http://www.sentencingproject.org): The Sentencing Project has unveiled a new analysis (http://sentencingproject.org/detail/news.cfm?news_id=1921&id=17) that reveals broad variation in nationwide incarceration trends. This comparative analysis of recent changes in state and federal prison populations contextualizes the scale and timing of … Continue reading

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