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Forgotten Captive: The Most Famous Political Prisoner In Iran

Nov 29, 2012

I visited him in 2005 at his home in northern Tehran, facing the Alborz Mountains. He is the longest held prisoner of Iran, sometimes referred to as the Iranian Mandela.He was on a leave of absence, which is part of...

Independent study slams N.O. judicial system

Oct 15, 2012

 A sobering independent study commissioned by local officials that was released this month pans the New Orleans justice system as a disparate array of political fiefdoms that are charged with working together but often fail to do so in a...

Occupy: A Movement That Didn't Satisfy

New America Media, Blog, Andrew Lam Sep 19, 2012


A Roadmap to the Future of Juvenile Justice

Aug 28, 2012

Juvenile justice is transforming throughout America. Though there is a long road ahead to reform these systems into effective, rehabilitative programs that no longer make children worse, there is great promise in jurisdictions across the country, that are changing how...

PA Judge Lets Voter Photo-ID Law Stand

Aug 17, 2012

 WASHINGTON, D.C.--A Pennsylvania judge ruled that state’s the photo-voter ID law, enacted in March, does not violate the Keystone State’s constitution and can be lawfully implemented before November’s presidential election.The decision by Judge Robert Simpson denied the request for a...

State Laws Vary Widely on Voting Rights for Felons

Aug 14, 2012

Photo: Because of two felony convictions, for possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a burglary tool, Josh Vander Kamp can’t vote. His first attempt to get his civil rights back failed last year. Photo by Lizzie Chen/News21.  For more...

Ban The Box: Ex-Prisoners Fight for Reentry Rights

Aug 06, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO – After trying unsuccessfully for eight years to find rental housing in Orange County following her release from state prison, Robin Keeble finally decided she had had enough. The little box on rental applications that asked whether the...

Inside Story Americas - US Policing: Institutionalizing Brutality?

Jul 28, 2012

Extreme police tactics are not a new phenomenon in the US. But in the age of social media, police violence, such as the shooting of unarmed people and the use of pepper spray and taser guns, are being documented...

The Case of the Black and Blue Bruise: Shakespearean Drama in San Francisco

May 29, 2012

Just about everyone in San Francisco has an opinion about the black and blue mark on the upper right arm of Eliana Lopez, Venezuelan TV star and wife of Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi. A controversial videotaped image of that bruise has...

The Case of the Black and Blue Bruise: San Franciscans Gripped by Shakespearean Drama

May 28, 2012

Just about everyone in San Francisco has an opinion about the black and blue mark on the upper right arm of Eliana Lopez, Venezuelan TV star and wife of Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi. A controversial videotaped image of that bruise has...

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