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Sara Mayeux

Friday Roundup

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Since this blog’s subject matter can get depressing, I thought I’d try to put a positive spin on this week’s stories. I also thought that successfully completing this exercise might help me get a job in D.C.:

Joking aside, there is some legitimately good news this week:

And news that even I can’t spin:

  • Indy Star editorial on the crisis of sexual abuse in our juvenile prisons. In one Indiana juvenile facility, some 36% of inmates reported being the victim of sexual abuse — 31% at the hands of staff.
  • Yet another article in which budget cuts for mental health mean sick people go to jail instead.
  • Arizona DOC cuts off inmates’ ability to send money to their families, and a Massachusetts legislator proposes that the state stop paying inmates for their labor.

Written by sara

July 16, 2010 at 8:11 am

Posted in Friday Roundups

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  1. Great roundup of articles!

    The last link on inmate labor in Massachusetts directs to the Arizona article.

    JN

    July 16, 2010 at 10:09 am


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