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  • Short ‘For Flint’ takes different angle on water crisis

    From his home in Brooklyn, New York, Brian Schulz was watching coverage of the Flint water crisis on the news and couldn’t believe what he was seeing. So he did something about it. The documentary filmmaker came to Flint to see what was happening for himself. He decided to make

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  • The Trump administration just handed the private prison industry an enormous gift

    On Thursday afternoon, the U.S. Department of Justice officially rescinded its policy barring the use of private prisons—an order that had been put in place by the Obama administration last year. A memo sent by current Attorney General Jeff Sessions explained that the August 2016 order to end the DOJ’s use of private prisons,

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  • Mass incarceration and children’s outcomes

    Executive summary As many as one in ten African American students has an incarcerated parent. One in four has a parent who is or has been incarcerated. The discriminatory incarceration of African American parents is an important cause of their children’s lowered performance, especially in schools where the trauma of

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