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Night 2 of our Racial Equity week!

Tonight’s topic - Prison Reform

To start, here is some reading material from the incredible people at @aclu_mo #CriminalJusticeReform

aclu-mo.org/en/issues/crim…
I will be referencing this page, also from our local @aclu_mo, regarding the current state of Missouri’s prison population.

All perspectives and opinions are welcomed.

aclu-mo.org/en/news/truth-…
The following charts are from the following source - prisonpolicy.org/profiles/MO.ht…
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1. Thread: Stellar pieces by my small-but-mighty
@JxnFreePress reporting team from last week: First, State reporter @ashtonpittman does the kind of indepth campaign reporting you don’t find elsewhere in Mississippi. Read current cover story. #MSelex #MSgov
@JxnFreePress @ashtonpittman 2. City reporter @SeymaBayram0 brought us the second installment in her #smartjustice series on Hinds County (and state) criminal-justice system, this one on weak indigent defense in our state. I'm learning so much I've never seen reported in her series. jacksonfreepress.com/news/2019/oct/…
@JxnFreePress @ashtonpittman 3. Investigative fellow @nickjudin did his first magazine piece for us on what the Glenn Boyce/#IHL controversy says about academic freedom at the University of Mississippi. Wonderful writing, interviews and deep reporting. He has quite the source base. jacksonfreepress.com/news/2019/oct/…
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Victorian jails now hold more people than ever before. We are now paying billions for the "law and order auction" waged before state elections. #smartjustice #SpringSt
Excellent report by @MillarRoyce and @ChrisVedelago on consequences of making it harder to get bail, congested courts, inadequate prison transport, removal of non-custodial sentencing options, lack of public housing. Prisons are packed with unconvicted prisoners on remand.
Most will be released to live among us, so we should invest in interventions to reduce reoffending. Yet around half will reoffending. So we're doing something wrong. #SpringSt #vicpol
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Spending tonight with the Oklahoma Innocence Project at Oklahoma City University School of Law as 2 OK exonerees, Perry Lott and DeMarchoe Carpenter, share their stories. #peoplenotprisons #smartjusticeok
Lott is the most recent Oklahoma exoneree. He spent 31 years in prison after a conviction in Pontotoc County innocenceproject.org/innocence-proj…
And @purebred1976 was the first exoneree of the Oklahoma Innocence Project. He spent 22 years in prison after a conviction in Tulsa County readfrontier.org/stories/malcol…
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