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Prisons And Jails Are Perfect Institutions To Execute Discriminatory Practices

10 Unpopular truths about prisons people keep ignoring

As prison populations surged nationwide in the 1990s and conditions began to deteriorate, lawmakers made it harder for incarcerated people to file and win civil rights lawsuits in federal court and largely eliminated court oversight of prisons and jails. Today, prisons and jails in America are in crisis. Incarcerated people are beaten, stabbed, raped, and killed in facilities run by corrupt officials who abuse their power with impunity. People who need medical care, help managing their disabilities, mental health, addiction treatment, and suicide prevention are denied care, ignored, punished, and placed in solitary confinement. And despite growing bipartisan support for criminal justice reform, the private prison industry continues to block meaningful proposals. | Source: Equal Justice Initiative

Not all inmates are guilty of their crimes. Not all inmates are the same person they were when they committed their crimes. Inmates are still human — even if their behaviors and actions make you believe otherwise.

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