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White Women Going To Prison At Higher Rate Than Ever Before

AFRICANGLOBE - The U.S. imprisonment rate has been declining for almost a decade, yet the number of women in prison at the end of 2015 (about 105,000) is virtually identical to what it was when the de-incarceration trend began. The size of the female inmate population is being maintained by surging imprisonment among women of a particular race: whites.

Applying Racial Bias During Jury Selection Is An American Tradition

AFRICANGLOBE - “The assertion that there is no substantial differential racial impact in jury selection, however well intended, has been largely discredited by research and diminished by detached observation,” said Dr. Lorenzo Morris, a professor of Political Science at Howard University. “Still,” he said, “the probable remedies are not easy to implement.”

Crooked Ex-Police Chief Gets 3 Years In Prison For Framing Black...

AFRICANGLOBE - A former South Florida police chief has been sentenced to three years in prison for framing Black people for crimes they didn’t commit, in order to boost his department’s crime-solving stats. Raimundo Atesiano, 53, formerly the chief of the Biscayne Park Police Department in Miami-Dade County, was sentenced by a federal judge on Tuesday to less time than some of his victims for conspiracy to deprive individuals of their civil rights.

Did Illinois Prison Guards Murder This Black Inmate?

AFRICANGLOBE - Larry Earvin died from blunt trauma to the chest and abdomen, the death certificate from Clinton County in southern Illinois said. The 65-year-old Earvin sustained 15 rib fractures and two dozen or more abrasions, hemorrhages and lacerations. Surgery to remove a portion of his bowel appears to have followed the injury, the report says.

Time To End Laws That Help Police Get Away With Murder

AFRICANGLOBE - California is widely believed to be one of the most progressive states in the country. But it’s also home to some of the most unjust laws in the nation, which allow police officers and prison guards to commit violence and even murder while remaining insulated from accountability — specifically when it comes to police misconduct and violence against the public they are supposed to protect and serve.

Prison Slaves Paid One Dollar To Fight California Wildfires

AFRICANGLOBE - There are 200 inmates from 16 different fire crews helping fight the dangerous Camp Fire, which is now the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in the state's history. As of Monday morning, the fire had burned more than 113,000 acres and was only 25 percent contained. There are also inmate "firefighters" helping to battle two blazes in southern California. Those inmate 'fightfighters' are so-called volunteers who earn $2 a day, and $1 an hour when fighting an active fire, while working alongside professionals who get paid an average of $74,000 per year.

In White America, Committing Crime Is Freedom

AFRICANGLOBE - All of a sudden, crime becomes freedom. Crime is actually freedom. This is the nature of White America. There are only two factors that entice the US Government to legalize a substance like Cannabis (Weed), Heroin or Hemp: (1) A significant number of white Americans must actively use and produce it and (2) The US government must be able to fully tax the production and sale of the substance.

Texas Man Gets New Hearing After ‘Racist’ Death Sentence

AFRICANGLOBE - The U.S. Supreme Court ordered a new hearing for Black Texas prison inmate Duane Buck Wednesday after he said his rights were violated when jurors wrongfully received word that “he was more likely to be dangerous in the future because he was Black.”

War On Black Kids: School Fights Will Now Become Felonies In...

AFRICANGLOBE - When Missouri students head back to the classroom in the new year, bullying and brawling could have much stiffer sentences than the typical punishments of detention, suspension or expulsion. They could land kids in juvenile detention centers. That’s because on January 1, third-degree assault and cases of harassment where the victim suffers “emotional distress” will become class E felonies.

This Vile Practice Puts Thousands Of Innocent Black People In Prison...

AFRICANGLOBE - People who are charged with committing crimes and are sent to jail pending trial are usually offered bail bond. This allows them to pay to be released before their trial begins. Poor people, however, are at a huge disadvantage with this practice because they have no money to pay the bond. Some sit in jail for as much as two years before being released for a crime they never committed.

Private Prison Stocks Are Through The Roof After Trump’s Victory

AFRICANGLOBE - Donald Trump hasn’t even been sworn into office yet, but the private prison business sector is already looking forward to his presidency. On a morning when global and domestic financial markets plunged on news of Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton, Corrections Corporations of America surged nearly 40% in anticipation of increased need for more prisons and corrections services.

BET To Air Original Documentary CHARGED: THE DA VS. BLACK AMERICA,...

AFRICANGLOBE - "Charged: The DA vs. Black America," is an alarming wake-up call regarding the absolute power of the District Attorney. With an in-depth look into the DA's impact on individuals and families across the country, the documentary exposes how some of these elected prosecutors have contributed to America's mass incarceration of Black men. Today, there are more African-American men in prison, on parole or on probation than were enslaved in 1850.

U.S. Justice Department Promises To Phase Out Private Prisons

AFRICANGLOBE - The Justice Department plans to curtail and eventually end the use of privately run prisons, with officials saying that such facilities do not offer significant cost savings and do not maintain the same level of safety and security as prisons run by the federal government. A memo issued Thursday by Deputy Attorney General Sally Q. Yates instructs the head of the Bureau of Prisons to either decline to renew or to reduce the scope of contracts with private prison companies when contracts come due.

State Terrorism Forcing Black Men Out Of Society

AFRICANGLOBE - “1.5 Million Missing Black Men” — showed that more than one in every six Black men in the 24-to-54 age group has disappeared from civic life, mainly because they died young or are locked away in prison. This means that there are only 83 Black men living outside of jail for every 100 Black women — in striking contrast to the white population, where men and women are about equal in numbers.

Far-right Senator Demands Vastly Larger U.S. Prison Population

AFRICANGLOBE - While there’s broad support for sweeping reforms, far-right opponents haven’t given up the fight to derail the prison reform initiative. In fact one right-wing senator argued recently that the United States doesn’t lock up nearly enough of its population.

Mass Incarceration: The Most Important Political Issue Of 2016 No One...

AFRICANGLOBE- Pew now projects that state prison populations will increase by 3 percent over the next four years, begging the question of whether the heralded end of mass incarceration was dead on arrival as a political issue.