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Louisiana Prisons Punish Suicidal Inmates By Chaining Them Naked To Wooden...

AFRICANGLOBE - Louisiana is the world’s highest incarcerator by both rate and population, and it appears the state’s prisons are going to the most extreme measures to ensure that it forever remains at the top. According to a recent class-action lawsuit, inmates in one of the state’s many overpopulated prison warehouses who should be so unfortunate as to have thought about or attempted suicide are being punished for their attempts by being chained to wooden chairs, placed in solitary confinement for years at a time, and exposed to extremely cold weather by their overseers.

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.

The New Jim Crow: Oklahoma Bill Would Make Hoodies A Crime

AFRICANGLOBE - Oklahoma residents are concerned that a proposed bill would make it a crime to wear a hooded sweatshirt, or hoodie, in public on many occasions.

Jim Crow Still Alive In America

In the 1960s, the civil rights movement was the largest full-scale response to decades of Jim Crow laws that limited African American participation as citizens. Today’s policies have resulted in a new system of mass incarceration that is replicating the second-class citizenry of the Jim Crow era.

Does The Jim Crow Law Still Exist In Grand Rapids, Michigan?

Professor Michelle Alexander's book, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, is where she argues that a once abolished Jim Crow Law still exists by way of its being redesigned and implemented by the Justice System.