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Chelsea Manning could face indefinite solitary confinement for possession of books and toothpaste

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Solitary confinement is torture. Torturing someone for books and toothpaste is beyond cruel and unusual.
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Obama administration to test Pell Grants for prisoners

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Inmates who participate in educational programs are 43 percent less likely to return to prison.
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America doesn’t treat the people in its prisons like people, and everyone’s losing

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When we don’t treat the people in our prisons like actual people, everyone loses.
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Poor people are intentionally getting arrested to access mental health treatment

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30% to 50% of inmates in the New York City jail system have a psychiatric diagnosis.
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