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Cruel and Unusual: Some Mentally Ill Prisoners Forced to Wear Padlocked Jumpsuits

Several prisons in New York are requiring people serving time in correctional facilities to wear padlocked jumpsuits to prevent them from exposing their genitals to female correctional officers, the Marshall Project reports.

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Bernie Supporter Explains What Sanders Needs to Do to Earn Black Vote

When Carlos Chaverst Jr. heard Sen. Bernie Sanders speak at the National Action Network’s national convention in New York City on April 8, he knew he was listening to a future presidential candidate he could get behind.

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Why Aren't More Black Voters Feeling the Bern?

Senator Bernie Sanders continues to pack arenas and often draws standing-room-only crowds as he vies for the Democratic nomination. Though Sanders trails former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in most national polls, he is closing the gap. One poll shows Sanders leading Clinton in Iowa.

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Black Vet Thinks His Florida Home Was Defaced with Racist Graffiti Because of His Interracial Marriage

Wayne Scott was away in Virginia visiting family Tuesday morning when woke up to a text from his Florida neighbor, Jamal Clark. It was a photo of his home in Pinellas Park, Fla., with racist graffiti-sprayed message: “Dumb Nigger Black Lives Matter For Target Practice.”

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Prison Guard 'Beat Up' Squad Accused of Killing Inmate: Why Prison Abuse Is So Common and Overlooked

Samuel Harrell’s death at the hands of a group of correctional officers at the Fishkill Correctional Facility in Beacon N.Y. known as the “beat-up squad” is a tragic, but all too common instance of abuse taking place in America’s correctional facilities.

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The Under-Reported Truth Behind Most Mass Shootings

Horrific mass shootings, like Dylann Roof’s church rampage in Charleston and Vester Flanagan’s on-air murders in Roanoke, Virginia grab headlines, but when David Conley broke into his ex-girlfriend Valerie Jackson’s home in Houston, Texas on August 8 and allegedly shot her and her six children to death, it was treated as an act of domestic violence, and got considerably less attention. But it was by any definition a mass shooting.

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How Your Local Police Department Could Be Spying on You

Imagine that your local police department uses a high-tech monitoring device to track your cell phone activity and find your exact location. The cops arrest you, and before long, you're standing before a judge fighting a robbery charge or some other crime.

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16 Trans People (That We Know Of) Have Been Murdered this Year

With four months left in 2015, the number of trans people killed this year has already surpassed the 12 known murders of transgender people in 2014.

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Black Activists Know Feds Are Monitoring Them, Yet Refuse to Be Intimidated

When Erika Totten returned to protesting in the DC area after taking a few months off last winter, law enforcement officers were waiting to greet her.

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New Justice Report Finds Shocking Disparities In How Black and White Children Fare in St. Louis Family Courts

What happens to black children in St. Louis County Family Court is disturbing, but it is hardly an outlier.

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