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Tag Archives: Prisons
Look what we spend on our prisons, vs. our schools.
The U.S. Department of Education released a brief on Thursday that looked at how much states spend on jails versus what states spend on education. From the report: In the last 30 years, state and local spending has increased three times faster for prisons than they have for schools. The United States is now home to less …
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In the absence of adequate mental health facilities…
…let’s use our prisons. Read this Vox piece, on how law enforcement deals with people who have mental illnesses. The article includes: It’s a terrifying statistic: Someone with an untreated mental illness is 16 times more likely to be killed by police than other civilians approached or stopped by law enforcement, according to a 2015 …
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People everywhere just want to be free
Check out the artwork drawn by Syrian children who, as refugees, are being held in Saddam-era prisons.