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Sara Mayeux

Friday Roundup (Early Edition), Part II

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As noted previously, I’m on the road this week and don’t have time to post at length but thought I’d quickly link to a few stories of possible interest:

  • From today’s New York Times: As Budget Cuts Free Prisoners, States Face a Backlash.” From the Washington Post: States that have reduced prison populations have seen no increase in crime (via the Sentencing Project).
  • Change.org points out that 1 in 10 incarcerated men and women in the U.S. are veterans.
  • Sonoma County will become the first Bay Area jurisdiction to automatically check the immigration status of everyone booked into county jail.
  • Democracy Now reports on today’s public education protests in California. Berkeley professor Ananya Roy: “I’m glad to see that the Governor has become aware of how California is spending much more on prisons than on its universities. … [But] we reject these various tradeoffs, that the privatization of prisons in order to stop cuts to our system is not a progressive social agenda. We need to unite across social sectors to say that we have to find a way to invest in the collective future of California … rather than simply thinking about shuffling resources from one set of cuts to another.”
  • How Appealing reports on an Eighth Circuit ruling: “the attorney for a Nebraska state prison inmate/artist who was prohibited from sending drawings of a marijuana leaf and a bare-breasted woman to his mother and to the Maoist Internationalist Movement has “won” an attorney’s fee in the amount of $1.50. You can access today’s ruling at this link.”
  • GOOD Magazine on Europe’s “most modern” prison. (Hint: An American probably wouldn’t recognize it as a prison. Which is basically the architects’ point, or so it seems.)

Written by sara

March 4, 2010 at 9:24 pm

Posted in Friday Roundups

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  1. Thanks for posting this; just found your blog searching around. Keep up the good work!

    Herkimer

    March 5, 2010 at 8:11 am


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