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NAACP release new report: ‘Misplaced Priorities: Over Incarcerate, Under Educate’

On April 7th, the NAACP released a new report, Misplaced Priorities, that examines America’s escalating levels of prison spending and its impact on state budgets and our nation’s children.

Misplaced Priorities tracks the steady shift of state funds away from education and toward the criminal justice system. Researchers have found that over-incarceration most often impacts vulnerable and minority populations, and that it destabilizes communities.

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Man shoots teen in rear for sagging his pants

A 45 year-old Memphis man is out on bond after police say he admitted to shooting a teenager following an argument over saggy pants.

Kenneth Bonds is charged with 2 counts of aggravated assault after two teens say he asked them to pull up their pants, they refused, and he started shooting. One of the teens, a 17 year old, was hit once in the rear end.

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OJ Simpson engaged to penpal

OJ Simpson has reportedly proposed to a woman that he exchanges letters with while in jail.

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Modern Day Slavery?

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Angola is Louisiana’s state penitentiary and is estimated to be one of the oldest and largest prisons in the United States with 5,000 inmates and 1,800 staff members. Of the 5,000 inmates, nearly 4,000 are African American. It is located on an 18,000 acre plantation, named after the area in Africa where the former slaves originated. Angola is still run as a working farm; Warden Cain once said that the key to running a peaceful maximum security prison was that “you’ve got to keep the inmates working all day so they’re tired at night.”