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‘Don’t Mistake Punishment for Justice’

A journalist whose brother was sent to prison for murder recounts the long-term impact on his family and community in “My Brother Moochie.” In a conversation with TCR about his book, Issac Bailey explains how the experience informed his own perspective about race and incarceration in the American South.

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Americans Asked to Defend Media Against ‘Cannibalistic’ Attacks

The director of the Institute for Nonprofit News, a network of 170 nonprofit online media outlets, said reporters covering criminal justice and other local beats face an upsurge of harassment and intimidation. But “we’re not going to shut up,” Sue Cross said in an open letter posted Thursday in response to an appeal by the Boston Globe to news organizations around the country to publish editorials on the issue.

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The Silencing of Prison Legal News

Civil rights attorneys say a Florida ban on a publication critical for inmates fighting abuse and neglect behind bars sets a dangerous precedent for press freedom. But editor Paul Wright’s one-man battle against what he calls prison censorship has largely been ignored by the media.

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Despite What Trump Says, Immigrants Commit Less Crime

The President is creating an office to help victims of crime by immigrants, but James Lynch, president of the American Society of Criminology, says immigrants “have lower incidences of crime compared to the public at large. The immigrant population does nothing but good — they pay taxes, they do the work. It is pretty clear that immigrants are a positive force and a very low production of crime on their part.”

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