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Feb 27, 2019
Ambitious Criminal Justice Reform Bills Are Dying in Arizona Legislature
(Phoenix New Times)
A bill for criminal justice reform faces obstacles in the state legislature.
Feb 27, 2019
Arkansas Council on Human Relations #2
(KUAR)
In 1954, AFSC visited the Arkansas Council on Human Relations to talk about school desegregation.
Feb 26, 2019
Tattered quilt tells precious story of WWII injustice, and kindness
(The Gazette)
AFSC visited internment camps and worked for an end to internment.
Feb 25, 2019
HB 2190 will help ease overcrowded jails
(Associated Press)
Bail reform legislation in West Virginia is a step in the right direction.
Feb 24, 2019
Levittown, PA and The “Northern Promised Land That Wasn't”
(History News Network)
A history of racism in a Pennsylvania town.
Feb 22, 2019
Exige respuestas sobre brote de Varicela en ICE en Aurora
(La Prensa)
Problems plague a private detention center in Colorado.
Feb 22, 2019
El drama de los niños inmigrantes detenidos en Homestead. Comité los visita y se prepara para reunión que buscar solucionar el problema
(Sun-Sentinel)
Children are being detained at a detention center in Homestead.
Feb 21, 2019
Immigrant Detainees Held in Cells for Days During Lockdown at NJ Jail
(WNYC)
Detainees at Essex County Correctional Facility were held in their cells for days as helmet-clad officers swept the facility for contraband.
Feb 21, 2019
Chocan posturas, evidenciando división entre manifestantes, mientras el Presidente, en campaña, reitera llamado al Congreso
(El Latino San Diego)
In San Diego, protesters speak out against President Trump's declaration of a state of emergency.
Feb 21, 2019
Forsyth County Sheriff joins sheriffs in other counties to limit ICE access to detainees
(The Chronical)
A North Carolina Sheriff announced his intention to withdraw from the agreement with the U.S. Marshals Service which allows ICE open access to the jail.
Feb 21, 2019
The Impact of Isolation
(WHYY)
Solitary confinement is a form of torture.
Feb 20, 2019
Legisladores visitan albergue de niños migrantes en Homestead, planean cerrarlo
(El Nuevo Herald)
Five federal legislators visited the shelter for migrant children in Florida, and then met with activists to discuss how they plan to close it.
Feb 19, 2019
Top North Korean official says his country faces major food shortages, blaming weather and sanctions
(NBC News)
Sanctions are inhibiting AFSC's operations in North Korea.
Feb 19, 2019
‘It has a prison-like feel’: Lawmakers tour Homestead shelter in hopes of shutting it
(Miami Herald)
Members of Congress tour a detention facility for children and raise major concerns about its existence.
Feb 19, 2019
Trump’s national emergency declaration triggers protests nationwide
(NJTV)
In New Jersey, people speak out against the declaration of a national emergency.
Feb 18, 2019
Detroit Moves to Make Second Chance Easier for Felons, UM Goes in Opposite Direction
(WDET)
Commentators speak to the need to ban the box on applications that asks about someone's past convictions.
Feb 18, 2019
Activists Call Out ‘Fake Emergency’ At San Diego Rally
(KPBS)
San Diego activist groups met at the San Diego County Administration Center to protest President Trump's national emergency declaration.
Feb 17, 2019
Families push for prison reform bill in Arizona
(KOLD 13 News)
A Tucson organization is calling for prison reform and many families are supporting the cause.
Feb 15, 2019
Immigration groups blame Trump for manufacturing a border 'crisis'
(Washington Examiner)
Groups say that the president is trying to create the illusion of a border crisis to justify emergency spending on a wall between the United States and Mexico.
Feb 15, 2019
What Happened at the Brooklyn Jail Is Part of a Deeper Human Rights Crisis
(Truthout)
Incarcerated people are subjected to brutal conditions across the country.
Feb 15, 2019
Federal report finds serious safety, security, environmental issues at Essex County jail
(NorthJersey.com)
A new report found egregious safety violations and poor living conditions that put an Essex County jail in serious violation of its contract to house immigration detainees.
Feb 14, 2019
Short documentary about local efforts to reform prison system screens Saturday
(Arizona Daily Star)
AFSC hosts a free screening of its short documentary in Tucson.
Feb 14, 2019
Sentencing-reduction bill moves forward as advocates push for broader reforms
(AZ Mirror)
Criminal justice reform advocates hailed a bill to reduce sentencing requirements drug possession as a step in the right direction while urging the sponsor to expand it to include more people.
Feb 13, 2019
How one lawmaker is stopping bills that could change sentencing, punishment in Arizona
(Arizona Republic)
A push for criminal justice reform meets obstacles in the legislature.
Feb 13, 2019
Immigration activists accuse ICE of retaliating against sheriffs who will no longer allow ICE detainees in their jails
(Winston-Salem Journal )
Immigration advocates across North Carolina criticized ICE, saying that the agency is retaliating against sheriffs who have ended their contracts.

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