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President Obama Takes On Solitary Confinement

President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks at the El Reno Federal Correctional Institution in El Reno, Okla., Thursday, July 16, 2015. As part of a weeklong focus on inequities in the criminal justice system, the president will meet separately Thursday with law enforcement officials and nonviolent drug offenders who are paying their debt to society at the El Reno Federal Correctional Institution, a medium-security prison for male offenders near Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Today’s edition of the Washington Post contains an op-ed by President Obama outlining a series of executive actions on the use of solitary confinement in American federal prisons.  Currently around 100,000 inmates are serving time in solitary confinement.  The Justice Department’s research has found a high incidence of depression, withdrawal,  exacerbated …

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U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch speaks out about gender and racial bias in sexual assault cases, gives police new guidelines

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A long-term study by the A.P. reveals over 1,000 police officers have been dismissed between 2009 and 2014 for sexual assault and misconduct. Daniel Holtzclaw, declared guilty last week of 18 counts of rape and sexual assault, preyed upon black women with prior arrests in the lowest social classes, knowing that …

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