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The Trauma of Women in Prison

Women serving prison sentences suffer serious trauma both before and during incarceration, according to a new study by the Urban Institute. Researchers say improved awareness of their plight, and better services in the prison systems are urgently needed.

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Long History of U.S. Racism in Policing Blocks Reforms, Panel Says.

While U.S. housing and education have begun to confront structural bias, the criminal justice system hasn’t, a panel at John Jay College was told Thursday. “You cannot be in this nation and not be aware of the extraordinary toxicity the police and the law do and have always done.” said criminologist David Kennedy.