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On the Radar

So many things have been happening on so many fronts so we wanted to take a moment to share with you all some of what has been on our radar.

Solitary Confinement

Prison Profiteers Are Neo-Slaveholders and Solitary Is Their Weapon of Choice

http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/15170-prison-profiteers-are-the-new-southern-slaveholders#.UUeXpN36thA.email

Criminal Justice System’s Dark Secret: Teenagers in Solitary Confinement http://rockcenter.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/03/22/17403150-criminal-justice-systems-dark-secret-teenagers-in-solitary-confinement?lite

Stop and Frisk

NYPD Commanding Officer Caught on Tape Ordering Cops to Stop and Frisk Young “Male Blacks” http://gothamist.com/2013/03/22/nypd_officer_caught_on_tape_orderin.php

Stop and Frisk Trial Turns to Claim of Arrest Quotas http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/21/nyregion/stop-and-frisk-trial-focuses-on-claim-of-arrest-quotas.html?_r=1&

Public Defense and Racial Inequality 

On ‘Gideon’s’ 50th, a Crisis in Public Defense Deepens Racial Inequality http://colorlines.com/archives/2013/03/on_gideons_50th_a_crisis_of_public_defense_deepens_racial_inequality.html

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