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March 7, 2017 Judge Accepts Class Action Lawsuit Against Use of Slave Labor in Private Detention Centers

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Does $1 a day forced labor amount to slavery? A judge has certified a class action suit by immigrant detainees that could also bolster challenges to involuntary servitude in federal and state prisons.

The Ford Report: Life Sentences Are Slow Death Behind the Walls

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U.S. incarceration levels remain so high because this country hands down longer sentences than anyplace else in the world. People sentenced to life serve twice as much time behind bars as they did in the 1980s. The Trump administration, not give to the token gestures of his predecessors, is not expected to change this.

Jesse Jackson Calls for Clinton Pardon But None For Chelsea Manning, Mutulu Shakur, Leonard Peltier or Other Political Prisoners

Jesse Jackson Calls for Clinton Pardon But None For Manning, Shakur, Peltier or Political Prisoners

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Rev. Jackson displays loyalty only to himself and his patrons. In his eyes political prisoners like Mutulu Shakur, Leonard Peltier, Chelsea Manning or Rev. Edward Pinkneydon't deserve pardons, but Hillary Clinton does.

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