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Black Woman, 74, Freed After 32 Years In Prison

Black Woman, 74, Freed After 32 Years In Prison

by Carla Murphy on March 26 2014, 4:47PM

Mary Virginia Jones served time for a murder committed by an abusive boyfriend

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

The War on Drugs Continues to Keep Prisons Full

The War on Drugs Continues to Keep Prisons Full

by Von Diaz on March 11 2014, 12:16PM

More than half of those currently incarcerated are there because of drug offenses.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Drug War, /NOW

Four Ways to Go Beyond

Four Ways to Go Beyond “My Brother’s Keeper”

by Imara Jones on March 5 2014, 7:00AM

The truth is that given the limited goals of My Brothers Keeper it may be too unambitious for the task required. Here are four ways to supercharge it.

Topics: Economy

Life Without Parole for Selling a $10 Bag of Weed

Life Without Parole for Selling a $10 Bag of Weed

by Carla Murphy on December 2 2013, 2:34PM

The legacy of “tough on crime” policies lives on

Topics: Blogs List, Criminal Justice, /NOW

Watch Sesame Street Teach Kids About Incarceration

Watch Sesame Street Teach Kids About Incarceration

by Jamilah King on June 13 2013, 11:06AM

It’s never easy to talk about an incarcerated loved one in public, and it’s an especially difficult task for children.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW, Schools & Youth

'Middle of Nowhere' Opens To Biggest Per Screen Average This Weekend

‘Middle of Nowhere’ Opens To Biggest Per Screen Average This Weekend

by Jorge Rivas on October 15 2012, 2:36PM

The film brought in the biggest per-screen ticket sales total for any film currently in theaters.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Despite Decrease in Violent Crime, Incarceration Rates Have Soared [Infographic]

by Jorge Rivas on June 26 2012, 2:09PM

Despite a 41% decrease in violent crime since 1990 incarceration rates have soared.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Ava Duvernay Becomes First Black Woman to Win Best Director at Sundance

Ava Duvernay Becomes First Black Woman to Win Best Director at Sundance

by Jorge Rivas on January 31 2012, 12:33PM

Ava DuVernay won the Best Director award at the Sundance Film Festival for her drama ‘Middle Of Nowhere’ — making her the first black woman to take home the honor.

Topics: /NOW, Sundance

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