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America’s Mass Incarceration Problem by the Numbers

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For a democratic nation that's not even close to having the world’s highest population, there are a lot of people in jail. Non-violent drug offenders and people of color are disproportionally over-represented, and women are committing more crimes than ever before. Yet, thanks to the hard work of policymakers and organizations and individuals pressing for change, the dramatic decline in incarcerated youth is encouraging.

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‘Hello Grappa’ Tasting. Learning the Ins and Outs of Sophisitcated Italian Deliciousness

Mazzetti d'Altavilla Grappa di Moscato (Piemonte) 40%, Hello Grappa tasting, The Michelangelo

How well do you know Grappa? Probably not well at all unless you have an Italian heritage or you enjoy drinking fine Brandy. Grappa is a spirit with its foundations in wine. On 11 October at The Michelangelo in New York City, Scott Rosenbaum, Grappa expert, opened the doors into …

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New Charges Against Inmate-Author: An Attempt to Muzzle Him?

Prison officials continue to persecute incarcerated Blogcritics columnist Christopher Zoukis for his perfectly legal writing activities. Federal prisons, and state prisons too, are hotbeds of censorship and repression.

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Federal Bureau of Prisons Needs to Understand, Control Health Costs: Report

Since 2009, while the agency has planned or carried out heath care cost control measures, it has yet to evaluate the effectiveness of those measures. Of 16 cost-control programs BOP identified, it could document cost savings from only one.

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NCAA Fact or Fanatic: Why Doesn’t The NCAA Do Something About Baylor?

The terrible truth is that the NCAA feels no reason to punish or censure Baylor University, its administration, athletic department, and football program for also placing athletes' criminal behavior and coaches’ obstruction of justice above the law.

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