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Controlling the Narrative

Wesley Lowery of The Washington Post and Ryan J. Reilly of the Huffington Post made headlines after being confronted, assaulted and arrested without justification in Ferguson, Missouri.  At almost the same time a television crew from Al Jazeera America watched helplessly as SWAT teams lobbed tear gas at them.  The Al Jazeera crew was filming a

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The Evolvement of Solitary Confinement

By Dianne Frazee-Walker Before the 1800s, prisons in the U.S. were unheard of and punishment for crime was in the hands of the community. Public hangings were the common rebuke for heinous crimes. “An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth” was the basic theory of justice. When prisons replaced public punishment

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