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Ocasio-Cortez: Stop Treating Schools as ‘Mini-Jails’

In a free-wheeling appearance to an overflow crowd of students in New York, one of the rising stars of  the progressive Democrats said radical changes in prison and juvenile justice policies were essential to rebuilding the country’s political agenda.

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From Gang ‘Shot Caller’ to Pastor: A Life-Altering Journey

Darwin “Casey” Diaz was once one of California’s most violent criminals. Today, the former gang leader counsels at-risk  young people. In a conversation with TCR about his new book, Diaz explains how he changed his life.

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The ‘Womb-to-Prison Pipeline’

Justice reformers focus on preventing schools from employing disciplinary approaches that send troubled youths into the justice system. But a Washington State inmate argues that for many young black males, the so-called school-to-prison pipeline begins a lot earlier.