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A push to make cops carry liability insurance in Minneapolis by By Carla Murphy, The Chicago Reporter As an advocate for victims of police brutality and their families, Michelle Gross has alternately worked with and needled Minneapolis city officials. During 30 years of activism, Gross has pursued many, if not most, ...
Too Little, Too Late: Prosecutor Remorseful for Sending Innocent Man to Death Row by David Reutter The district attorney who prosecuted Glenn Ford, a Louisiana man exonerated after spending 30 years on death row, called capital punishment “an abomination that continues to scar the fibers of this society.” That statement ...
A Vision for Black Lives - Policy, Demands for Black Power, Freedom & Justice, M4BL, 2016 P OLIC Y. M 4 BL .ORG Black humanity and dignity requires Black political will and power. Despite constant exploitation and perpetual oppression, Black people have bravely and brilliantly been the driving force pushing ...
Blank UF-250 Form - Stop, Question and Frisk Report Worksheet, NYPD, 2016 Case 1:12-cv-02274-AT-HBP Document 105 Filed 02/14/13 Page 157 of 158 APPENDIX B Blank UF-250 Form 157
Report Finds Criminal Justice System Financially Overburdens Prisoners and Their Families by Christopher Zoukis The Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, a nonprofit focused on racial and economic policy, in conjunction with Forward Together and a dozen other community and civil rights organizations recently released a study which surveyed hardships ...
Ferguson, Missouri Under Fire for Revenue-based Criminal Justice System by Christopher Zoukis Following 2014 protests in Ferguson, Missouri ignited by the killing of an unarmed black youth by a white police officer, some local law enforcement practices have been changed. The reforms were spurred, in large part, by a U.S. ...
Are French Prisons Radicalizing Muslim Prisoners? by Joe Watson The demographics inside French prisons have become a hot-button issue in the aftermath of eleven terrorist attacks that have occurred in France since January 2015. At least six individuals involved in those attacks are believed to have been inducted into radical ...
Extended Sentence by The formerly incarcerated are facing crippling prison debt when they get out, and it needs to stop. By Larry Schwartztol and Abby Shafroth, Slate When David Silva returned in 2006 from serving 38 months in New Jersey state prison for offenses related to his substance abuse, he faced more than ...
Mass Incarceration In Rural Communities: Out of Sight, Out of Mind by By David Gutierrez, Harvard Political Review When the local economy of Susanville, California stagnated, the town tried to use a newly constructed prison as a recovery tool. Opened in the late 1990s, High Desert State Prison cost $272 million to build. High Desert, ...
Publication • November 17, 2016
Illegal Racial Discrimination in Jury Selection: A Continuing Legacy, Equal Justice Initiative, 2010 Illegal Racial Discrimination in Jury Selection: A Continuing Legacy Equal Justice Initiative The Equal Justice Initiative is a non-profit law organization with headquarters in Montgomery, Alabama. For more information, please contact: Equal Justice Initiative 122 Commerce Street ...
American Jail Population Remains Steady by Christopher Zoukis The population of America's jails at mid-year 2014 remained steady at approximately three-quarters or a million prisoners, at 744,600 men, women, and children.  This number represents a 1.8 percent increase from 2013 levels, but still lower than the 2008 high of 785,500 ...
Alabama Prisoner Exonerated after Serving 30 Years on Death Row by After almost 30 years, Alabama death row prisoner Anthony Ray Hinton was freed on April 3, 2015 – at the age of 58 – when prosecutors dropped the charges against him. At the time of his release, Hinton, who ...
Former Prison Doctor Settles Racial Discrimination, Wrongful Termination Lawsuit with Federal Government for $65,000 by Lonnie Burton On January 16, 1997, a former prison doctor who had sued the federal government for racial discrimination resulting in his wrongful termination, agreed to dismiss his case in return for a payment of ...
Article • October 25, 2016
District Court Dismissal of False Arrest Suit Reversed by Lonnie Burton A suit by a black Canadian woman who was twice arrested upon her entry into the United States may proceed to trial, said a panel of judges of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. That decision reversed a ruling ...
Federal Prison Worker Receives $25,000 Settlement in Claim for Racial Discrimination, Retaliation by Lonnie Burton On June 16, 2003, a federal prison employee settled her complaint against the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), where she alleged she was subjected to racial epithets, and then a slew of retaliatory acts after ...
Federal Prison Guard Receives $58,000 Settlement in Racial Discrimination Case by Lonnie Burton On November 9, 2001, a federal prison guard entered into a settlement agreement with the United States in which he agreed to drop his complaints for racial discrimination in exchange for just over $58,000, back pay, and ...
$31,500 Settlement for Federal Prison Guard for Racial, Military Discrimination by Lonnie Burton Larry D. Milner was a guard at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in San Diego (MCC-SD) while at the same time being on active duty in the U.S. Navy. Milner, an African-American, filed a complaint alleging he was ...
Article • September 9, 2016
Tribal Police Accused of Brutality, Corruption on S. Dakota Reservation by The Trail of Tears goes on. It still winds its way through dilapidated villages on reservations across the United States, starved of resources and pockmarked by dysfunction. Nearly two centuries since indigenous Americans were uprooted and driven west, the ...
$60,000 Plus Back-Pay Awarded to Federal Prison Worker to Settle Discrimination Complaint by Lonnie Burton Jai Mutreja worked for the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) South Central Regional Office in Dallas as an electrical engineer. Mutreja is of Indian descent and had filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of ...
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