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Articles by Adeshina Emmanuel

How Union Contracts Shield Police Departments from DOJ Reforms

Even when the federal government cracks down on police abuses, collective bargaining agreements often stymie reforms.

By Adeshina Emmanuel, In These Times

Few were surprised on December 7, 2015, when U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced a civil rights investigation of the Chicago Police Department (CPD). The city had recently released ...

Prison Supply Chains Reveal Some Surprises

by Adeshina Emmanuel, The Chicago Reporter

Most people see a jail and think about crime, tragedy and heartbreak.

Others see dollar signs. That’s because incarceration can be a big money maker.

Consider the drab polyester and cotton scrubs worn by detainees and prisoners at the Cook County Jail, where about ...