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Feeding off the “Most Popular Program”

By Christopher Zoukis The Hawkins Center for Women, part of the Arkansas State prison system, was pleased to recently graduate 12 women from a six-week pilot course earlier this year. The graduates learned to shop for and prepare nutritious meals on a budget. Mark Warner, deputy warden, taught the first class and is excited about

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Federal Judge Knocks Down Florida’s Way of Restoring Felons’ Voting Rights

Feb. 1, a federal judge reviewing how Florida handles restoration of felons’ voting rights ruled it unconstitutional, because the process gives the Florida Executive Clemency Board sweeping, unregulated power to decide whether to re-enfranchise former felons. Tallahassee-based district judge Mark E. Walker decided that violates applicants’ First Amendment rights of free speech and association and

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