A Solution to Recidivism: Let Ex-Offenders Vote: "According to a recent report by The Florida Parole Commission, “the overall three-year recidivism rate based on all released inmates” was 33..1, while the recidivism rate for released prisoners who were given their civil rights back and were allowed to vote stood at 11 percent."

New Tumblr addition to the GoogleReader: Latin American History, Fuck Yeah!

Image: "This limited edition letterpress print is part of Dutch Door Press’s series "Birds and Blooms of the 50 States". This print features the state bird of Oregon, the Western Meadowlark, and the state flower, the Oregon Grape." source.

Definitely interested in seeing this doc, and appreciate this critique. HBO's Gloria Steinem Doc Glosses over Race, and Fails to Assess the Second Wave's Legacy

Outrageous: No Cause for Marijuana Case, but Enough for Child Neglect: "The police found about 10 grams of marijuana, or about a third of an ounce, when they searched Penelope Harris’s apartment in the Bronx last year. The amount was below the legal threshold for even a misdemeanor, and prosecutors declined to charge her. But Ms. Harris, a mother whose son and niece were home when she was briefly in custody, could hardly rest easy. The police had reported her arrest to the state’s child welfare hot line, and city caseworkers quickly arrived and took the children away."

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