criminal justice

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“Prison By Any Other Name”

Prisons and penitentiaries (derived from the word penitent) were considered by early Christians as a way for people to reflect on their sins in isolation and emerge obedient. Eventually, Schenwar and Law write, the mission of penitence evolved into “the need to establish racialized control.”

  • 04/06/2021
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What are the risks of extremism in Minnesota?

Moonshot, a safety tech firm, analyzed more than six months worth of search data showing online appetite for extremist mobilization to targeted violence, political violence, anti-government, conspiracy theories, and armed groups.

  • 04/01/2021

Implicit Bias within the Criminal Justice System

TPT invites you to an empowering evening of conversation with Black educators, legal experts, and social justice advocates as they

  • 03/25/2021
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Valerie Castile & Deneal Trueblood

I am tired of the lip service. Let’s do this.

  • 02/25/2021
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The Value of After-school Programs

“We are calling on lawmakers, businesses and others in Minnesota to help us make after-school programs more available to young people and families.”

  • 01/29/2021
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Caught in the Crossfire of the War on Drugs

This is an excerpt of an article published in Minnesota Women’s Press in August 1999, by reporter Patty Marsicano, which appears in “35 Years of Minnesota Women.

  • 12/23/2020
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We Are All Criminals

Baxter’s juxtaposition of photographs and stories reveals how much race and privilege affect which future a person might have after making a mistake. As she reveals, we are all criminals; some simply get penalized differently than others, and are restricted from growing past their mistakes.

  • 10/01/2018
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Breaking the Pipeline

In the male-dominated criminal justice field, Anika Bowie stands out. She represents the Minneapolis NAACP as co-chair of the criminal justice reform committee and

  • 04/01/2018

2014 Changemaker: Erica Gerrity and Isis Rising

Building a coalition to pass legislation to support pregnant women and new mothers in Minnesota prisons and jails

  • 12/02/2015

Lt. Kim Lund: ‘Get into your neighbors’ business’

“Be the one to make the call [and report suspected abuse]. Don’t assume that someone else will do it.”

  • 01/02/2015

Sarah Walker is a sociologist-turned-advocate-turned-lobbyist-turned-reformer

“If you have not received adequate education, adequate mental health services, you face racial discrimination – all of those cumulative disparities come together in the criminal justice system.”

  • 02/02/2014

Deborah Jiang Stein’s unPrison Project

“Do you think I’m weak? It takes real strength to say that you need help.”

  • 11/02/2012