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Teen Solitary Confinement: Does America Believe in the Redemption of Kids?

In an op-ed published on in The Washington Post, former President Barack Obama stated, “In America, we believe in redemption.” This begs the question: Does America believe in the redemption of kids? The question becomes imperative when you consider that the US has over 70,000 juveniles locked away in solitary confinement, according to the US Department Read More…

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Philadelphia’s Oldest Jail to Shut Down Operations By 2020

Established in 1927, the oldest jail in Philadelphia, House of Correction (HOC) is to finally shut down operations by 2020. Jail inmates may be moved to other jail facilities in the surrounding areas before 2020 to facilitate the closedown. This development was disclosed by Mayor Kenney and Prisons Commissioner Blanche Carney, Chestnut Hill Patch reports. Read More…

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American Rappers Employ Hip-Hop Lyrics to Raise Awareness for Incarceration Injustices (Part 2)

2 part series: Black entertainers, such as Hip Hop rappers and movie producers, have resorted to using their crafts to harp on justice equality and prison reform across the United States. They relate to the Black community and other minority groups. Click Here to Read Part 1 Several of these Hip Hop artists have been sentenced Read More…