As a 16-year-old kid, given a 30-year sentence for attempted robbery, I used to think that maybe I just fell through the cracks, that I could have been saved as a kid and rehabilitated. Then I was educated, then my consciousness was raised and I realized that it wasn’t meant for me to be saved or rehabilitated.
Every one of the [National Prison Strike] demands is addressed in Bernie Sanders’ criminal justice reform plan.
With Public Housing for All – and a system growing larger year by year – we can begin to guarantee a right to shelter.
“For far too long, Black voters in this country have been marginalized, misrepresented and taken for granted in electoral politics."
Today, significant numbers of prisons – where Brown and Black inmates from urban areas are incarcerated – are located in rural, predominantly white census tracts. And for years, these Brown and Black bodies have been used to inflate the census figures in order to enhance the political power of those rural white areas.