Commentary

Mothers of Parchman Prison inmates shout for justice at Team ROC rally

"I'm frustrated and I'm tired (but) I will not stop until Parchman is shut the fuck down!" This impassioned promise by the mother of a Parchman inmate captures the anguish of mothers whose sons suffer deplorable conditions at the Mississippi State Penitentiary (known as Parchman Farm). Although entertainment mogul, Jay-Z (founder of REFORM Alliance with… Continue reading Mothers of Parchman Prison inmates shout for justice at Team ROC rally

Criminal Justice

Short takes: the voices of those most affected by the criminal justice system

The most ardent champions of criminal justice reform often are professional advocates, who may have never seen the inside of a jail or prison, never been on parole or probation, or never had a loved one who is incarcerated. Despite this, their criminal justice research and advocacy are invaluable . They work diligently to affect… Continue reading Short takes: the voices of those most affected by the criminal justice system

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Don’t miss: “stand your ground” rally and Trayvon Martin documentary

"Stand your ground" rally and protest on Sunday Once again Rev. Al Sharpton is the most outspoken national black leader in a  high-profile case. This Sunday, his organization, the National Action Network, will lead a protest and rally in Clearwater, Florida, where last month 47-year old Michael Drejka shot and killed 29-year old Markeis McGlockton… Continue reading Don’t miss: “stand your ground” rally and Trayvon Martin documentary