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Death by Imprisonment: America's War on Melanin Possession and the Indigent

MiAngel Cody | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics
MiAngel Cody

Although the 1986 overdose death of 11-year-old Reynolds Allen Wintersmith Jr.'s mother, unlike that of all-American basketball standout Len Bias that same year, did not thrust our nation's legislators into reactive political pandemonium, the federal drug-sentencing policies of that year would later impact this motherless son's life in a most damning and undeniable way.

Federal Defenders Slashed As Part Of Cuts

AP | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The federal courts say that private lawyers paid to act as federal public defenders will have their salaries slashed as part of an attem...