Broken on All Sides
Race, Mass Incarceration and New Visions for Criminal Justice

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There are some really troubling statistics shared in this documentary, most alarming for me was the trend in funding prisons vs education. It seems we are on a 'lose-lose' path at the moment and some significant change needs to take place to break these trends. I loved the suggestions for ...Read more

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