Monthly Archives: February 2004

Police Encounter

I know a type of discrimination. I know how it feels to be unwanted in a space; to be perceived as not normal. I have felt stares of hate that have burned through my exterior as well as had my … Continue reading

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How the Prison-Industrial Complex Threatens Democracy in America

• The prison-industrial-complex has expanded dramatically over the last generation, becoming one of the fastest growth industries in the United States of America; housing over 2 million prisoners and supervising almost 5 million parolees and probationers, America’s prison systems controls … Continue reading

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The Iron Cages of Capitalism (Literally)

    The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, which exposed the psychologies that helped numerous Europeans believe that the accumulation of money (which Saint Paul had called the root of all evil) would lead to spiritual … Continue reading

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Nephewz

Our visits are my only quality-time. Fate demands your speedy growth. My dream is to see you turn 18-years old. Visits are what I long for. To reveal all that my soul has stored. My choices created a barrier between … Continue reading

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Moratorium to Abolition: Living Without Death in Illinois?

  , ,    ended months of delay by signing into law the remaining section of Illinois’ death penalty reform legislation. The final provision set the disciplinary standards for police officers accused of lying in homicide cases, … Continue reading

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Ponderings from the Eternal Now

by Sr. Carol Gilbert, O.P. Alderson Federal Prison,WV As I wait for my medical clearance before I begin my “landscaping” job, I thought you might be interested in the costs of life here at Alderson: 1. Issued one pair of … Continue reading

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