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"When I Think of Tamir Rice While Driving" In this monthly podcast, the editors go inside the pages of Poetry, talking to
Producer Curtis Fox explores the diverse world of contemporary American poetry with readings by poets, interviews with critics
"Bastards of the Reagan Era" might save lives. It exudes intensity and authenticity and prompts self-reflection and self-exploration. Eldridge Cleaver and Huey P. Newton would dig it. James Baldwin and Richard Wright would welcome it into the field of African American literature.
A book of black poetry slides under a cell door in solitary confinement. And it changes everything.
In his memoir, A Question of Freedom, Reginald Dwayne Betts writes about coming of age in prison, and confronting some of the most profound questions in America, about violence, race and the American justice system.
What this film has is the vast emotional power of truth and the ability to make people understand the true burden that the criminal justice system places on our most disadvantaged citizens.
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How the Supreme Court rules in two cases concerning juvenile incarceration could determine whether sentencing juveniles to life without parole is cruel and unusual punishment.
You know, that sort of prepared me to understand that jail was not designed to be in my best interest and there wasn't anybody