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Returning Citizens

Food Movements' Connection to Prison Privatization, Forced Labor and Recidivism

Jeremiah Lowery | Posted 01.13.2016 | DC
Jeremiah Lowery

When examining America's prisons, it's easy to see how the food system plays a major role in an institution that is ripe with dysfunction and systemic problems. We must continue to act to improve the lives of individuals most marginalized in the food system in order to create a more equitable food system for us all.

The Formally Incarcerated Should Not Be Left Out of Daily American Life

Rev. Vivian Nixon | Posted 12.17.2015 | Politics
Rev. Vivian Nixon

Demonizing incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals permitted us to leave them out of daily American life. Even worse -- we excluded them from conversations about their own fates and continued to punish them with collateral consequences, long after they had served their time. In America, every sentence is a life sentence.

A New Low in D.C. Politics

Patricia McGuire | Posted 12.10.2012 | DC
Patricia McGuire

While many employers can agree on the justice objective of hiring returning citizens generally, the legislative specifics are very important to avoid the kinds of problems that Marion Barry's proposed legislation on ex-offenders presented.