Tag Archive: prison-industrial complex

Rand Paul and the Art of Privilege Checking

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There were many, many great moments in yesterday’s Republican Presidential Debate, and a few surprises as well. For one, the mere fact that CNN isn’t Fox News lent the moderators and candidates an… Continue reading

Part II: Former Inmates Need Comprehensive Financial Capability Supports for Life After Incarceration

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Marlysa Thomas is a program manager at the Corporation for Enterprise Development, where she builds capacity in non-profits that work directly with low-income communities. She specifically focuses on narrowing the racial wealth divide,… Continue reading

Part I: The Case for Helping Prisoners and Returning Citizens Build Good Credit

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Marlysa Thomas is a program manager at the Corporation for Enterprise Development, where she builds capacity in non-profits that work directly with low-income communities. She specifically focuses on narrowing the racial wealth divide,… Continue reading

Orange Is The New Black Sheds Light on the Drug War and Imprisoned Women

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A young girl  walks into the kitchen to see four women, one of whom is her mother, sitting around a kitchen table in their bras cutting, weighing and packaging cocaine and heroin. Looking… Continue reading

Review: The House I Live In Exposes the War On Drugs

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A couple weeks ago, our editor Sebastian Johnson asked everyone to write about the War on Drugs . I quickly realized I knew very little about the domestic drug war. I knew about… Continue reading

Part V: Final Thoughts on Millennial Politics

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This is fifth part of a five-part essay on the coming alliance of libertarian and progressive Millennials in American politics. Click here for Part I, Part II,  Part III, and Part IV. I… Continue reading