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What OITNB Says About Women’s Prisons & Human Dignity Featured Human Rights 

What OITNB Says About Women’s Prisons & Human Dignity

World (FEE) – There is an unfortunate generalization when it comes to public opinion toward the incarcerated population of this country. While the justice system has failed time and again to actually pursue justice, there is a misconception that all those forced to live behind bars rightfully belong there. Unfortunately, with the continuation of the war on drugs and other archaic policies that seek to punish victimless crimes, there are many people spending time locked away from society who truthfully never belonged there in the first place. But even for those who admittedly made grave mistakes and as a Read More

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Race in America: Blacks More Likely to Be Wrongfully Convicted Unaimed 

Race in America: Blacks More Likely to Be Wrongfully Convicted

United States (Sputnik) – A study released on Tuesday indicates that racial bias in the United States makes African Americans much more likely to be wrongfully convicted of drug crimes, sexual assault, and murder than defendants who are white. The National Registry of Exonerations (NRE) examined cases spanning from 1989 to October 2016, and, out of 1,900 people convicted and later exonerated of crimes, black Americans made up 47 percent, a figure over three times their relative population in the US. African Americans are also seven times more likely to be wrongfully convicted of murder than whites, according to the study, and 12 times more likely to be convicted of drug crimes than white Americans. Read More

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