Private Facility Offers Clues for Rethinking Stubborn Challenges in U.S. Incarceration

October 30, 2018 Carma Henry 0

     The NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund has described the U. S. government’s use of for-profit private prisons as “an embarrassing and degrading stain on our democracy”. The organization contends “the maintenance and treatment of those who the state assigns to incarceration is the responsibility of the state, not private entities, and especially not those driven by a profit motive.” […]

Ghana Proclaims Year of Return to African Descendants

October 25, 2018 Carma Henry 0

In remembrance of the dark history and the celebration of the Black American’s triumph in the midst of grave adversity, the West African country of Ghana has officially declared 2019, the “Year of Return,” for people of color, inviting the global African family to a birth-right journey back to their home country. […]

I have a felony conviction. Can I vote?

October 25, 2018 Carma Henry 0

While many states have some restriction on felon voting rights, most states restore the right to vote to people after they complete their sentences. In fact, up to 17 million Americans with past convictions can vote right now – they just don’t know it – because the felony disenfranchisement laws in every state can be confusing. […]

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