There has been a push by activists, advocacy organizations, and concerned citizens in New York to reform solitary confinement. Yet, at Rikers Island prison, the city recently adopted a “rehabilitative” reform, which developed a new system of solitary confinement for inmates in order to accomplish solitary confinement reforms. Independent journalist Raven Rakia appears on this week’s […]
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From 2006 to 2010, doctors contracted by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation performed tubal litigation (surgical sterilization) on 150 pregnant inmates without proper approval, according to the Center for Investigative Reporting. State documents reveal that California paid doctors $147,460 from 1997 to 2010 to perform the procedure, meaning at least 100 more women were sterilized […]
The Philadelphia School District’s (PSD) state-run School Reform Commission voted in March to close 23 public schools, nearly 10 percent of the city’s total, in a move they say is necessary to plug a $304 million budget deficit.