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At $249 per day, prison stays leave ex-inmates deep in debt

By Pat Eaton-Robb, Associated Press Two decades after her release from prison, Teresa Beatty feels she is still being punished. When her mother died two years...

‘The Mandela Act’ Aims to Set Clear Definition of Solitary Confinement in CA Prisons

By Edward Henderson, California Black Media Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena), a member of the California Legislative Black Caucus and Chair of the Assembly Appropriations Committee,...

Judge Sides With Ahmaud Arbery’s Family, Denies Plea Deal for McMichael

The family of Ahmaud Arbery has lashed out at a plea agreement prosecutors sent to a judge this week that may allow Gregory and...

NAACP Urges Federal Charges In Laquan McDonald’s Killing

The NAACP, the nation's oldest civil rights organization, on Tuesday, February 1, urged Attorney General Merrick Garland to bring federal civil rights charges against...

Atlanta owns up to legacy of convict labor that rebuilt city

By Michael Warren, Associated Press The City of Atlanta's official seal shows a phoenix rising from the ashes of the Civil War. What it doesn’t...