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'Paper City' Documentary About Education-Prison Connection

By Michelle Williams A documentary about the Paper City will be screened in Monson this weekend with a discussion about the “school-to-prison pipeline” to follow. The film explores the intersection of education, drugs and prison in Holyoke, through the narrative of native Holyoke resident Iesha Ramos. It was shot and directed by a then-Hampshire College

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Utah DOC Ends “English Only” Visitation Requirement

As of August 1, 2013, Utah state prisoners are able to talk to their visitors in languages other than English, reversing a longstanding policy. The change puts an end to the nation’s only state prison system rule that forbids foreign languages during visits, according to Chesa Boudin, a federal public defender in San Francisco and

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