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Justice & Mercy Mentor Training Program—January 9-February 26, Lancaster

From Justice and Mercy (http://www.justicemercy.org): We are nearing our first scheduled mentor training program for 2014. The program begins on Wednesday, January 8th at 6:30pm at Lancaster Bible College. The program is 8 weeks long and graduates will be placed with mentees on … Continue reading

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NAACP Report Focuses on Prison/Education Spending

From the NAACP (http://www.naacp.org/content/main/):   In a new report, Misplaced Priorities: Over Incarcerate, Under Educate (http://naacp.3cdn.net/01d6f368edbe135234_bq0m68x5h.pdf), the NAACP examines the country’s overfunding of prisons and underfunding of education.  The report tracks prison admission rates and school performance in Los Angeles, … Continue reading

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Five Myths About Americans in Prison

From the Sentencing Project (http://www.sentencingproject.org):   Marc Mauer (The Sentencing Project) and David Cole recently had an op-ed article entitled 5 Myths About Americans in Prison published in the Washington Post.  In this article they examine key issues relating to … Continue reading

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Cuts in Education, Economic Supports Expected to Increase Costs for Incarceration, Prisons

From James DeBord Consulting (jamesdebord@comcast.net):   As local, state and federal elected officials grapple this year and in years to come about how best to allocate dwindling resources in tough economic times, it is important for them, as well as business and civic … Continue reading

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The New Jim Crow

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org):    By Marian Wright Edelman   “Jarvious Cotton cannot vote. Like his father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and great-great-grandfather, he has been denied the right to participate in our electoral democracy… Cotton’s great-great-grandfather could not vote … Continue reading

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Children’s Defense Fund’s Edelman: Tough Times for Black Children

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org):   As our country remembers the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., new research conducted for the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org/programs-campaigns/black-community-crusade-for-children-II/) has found the vast majority of America’s Black community, seven in 10 … Continue reading

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Where’s the Outrage over Prison Costs?

Sunday, October 31, 2010 Patriot-News Op-Ed posted at http://www.pennlive.com/editorials/index.ssf/2010/10/wheres_the_states_outrage_over.html By Eric Epstein   An old and misguided political adage claimed that Democrats built schools and Republicans built prisons.   Wrong.   Society creates conditions for schools to fail and prisons … Continue reading

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