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Watch Out, ‘Super-Predator’ Rhetoric is Alive and Well

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Watch Out, ‘Super-Predator’ Rhetoric is Alive and Well

The dog-whistle term made most famous by Hillary Clinton in the 1990s, in which the then-first lady gave a speech in support of her husband’s tough-on-crime legislation, simply can’t be shaken. “They are often the kinds of kids that are called ‘super-predators.’ No conscience, no empathy,” said Clinton in 1996, in support of the controversial […]

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Community Group Demanding More Action for Prison Public Health Crisis

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Community Group Demanding More Action for Prison Public Health Crisis

On Wednesday, April 15, the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction announced that a total of three inmates have died at the Pickaway Correctional Institution in Orient, Ohio. The first inmate died over the weekend and tested positive posthumously. The other two are presumed positive for COVID-19. This comes after the death of a staff […]

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Inmates, Staff Fear Prisons Could Become COVID-19 Hotspots

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Inmates, Staff Fear Prisons Could Become COVID-19 Hotspots

By Jake Zuckerman In the Toledo Correctional Institution, Rufus Bowman keeps his two rescue inhalers and hand sanitizer close. He has severe, chronic asthma, leaving him especially vulnerable to COVID-19. As the new coronavirus that causes the disease continues its steady penetration of Ohio’s prisons, Bowman’s wife is terrified. “This is a death sentence to these […]

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Where to Invade Next – Michael Moore Film

  Where to Invade Next – Michael Moore Film

Michael Moore visits various countries to examine how Europeans view work, education, health care, sex, equality, and other issues. He discovers that the reforms were started in America but were rejected here, only to be adopted abroad. “One of Moore’s best films. A surprisingly endearing set of suggestions for a better tomorrow.” ~ Eric Kohn, Indiewire […]

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YWCA Let’s Talk About It: Mass Incarceration in Ohio–A Women’s Issue

Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Kylie Harwell-Sturgill YWCA Let’s Talk About It: Mass Incarceration in Ohio–A Women’s Issue

Prison reform is often portrayed as a masculine issue, but did you know the female prison population is one of the fastest growing populations, with black women being incarcerated at twice the rate of white women? In fact, Ohio has the seventh largest prison population in the country and the fourth largest female prison population […]

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