Tag Archives: Mass Incarceration

Hearing Explores the Hurtful Impact of “Stand Your Ground” Laws

By Hannah Cornfield, a Fall 2013 Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern Though clapping, demonstration, or protest is prohibited during Senate Judiciary Committee hearings, the audience and witnesses radiated quiet, heavy emotion last week during a hearing on “Stand Your Ground’ … Continue reading

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A Coalition of Celebrities and Civil Rights Activists Fight Against Mass Incarceration

By Monica We, a Spring 2013 Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern On April 9, the civil rights community embraced a formidable coalition of more than 175 entertainers, athletes, elected officials and other notable figures who organized a rallying cry against … Continue reading

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Jon Stewart Interviews Director of ‘The House I Live In’ and Talks about Devastating Consequences of the ‘War on Drugs’

Director Eugene Jarecki’s new film, The House I Live In, looks at the extreme human and financial costs of the so the called War on Drugs that has ruined millions of lives and led to the mass incarceration of millions of … Continue reading

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The ‘War on Drugs’ Has Failed, Commission Says

The global war on drugs is a failure and should be replaced by decriminalization strategies grounded in science, health, security and human rights, according to a recent report by the Global Commission on Drug Policy. “Repressive efforts directed at consumers … Continue reading

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