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Once on death row, ex-inmate helps teens
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Once on death row, ex-inmate helps teens
In a blink of an eye in 1974, an attack by whites in the middle-class town Destrehan in St. Charles Parish, Louisiana, against bused-in black students from neighboring St. Rose turned Gary Tyler’s young life into a helter-skelter, leaving the public school sophomore the country’s youngest-ever death row inmate.
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Demonstrators call for prison moratorium
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Demonstrators call for prison moratorium
“Free her” was the resounding message of the broken hearts strung along the gate outside the State House on Feb. 14. Protestors had written the names of their incarcerated loved ones on the paper valentines.
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Activists seeking voter protections for inmates
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Activists seeking voter protections for inmates
Members of the Democracy Behind Bars Coalition, a group of elected officials and activists, met Monday to show support for new legislation aimed at protecting the voting rights of incarcerated residents in Massachusetts.
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Activists march against prison
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Activists march against prison
Activists and elected officials marched the three miles from the Suffolk County House of Corrections to the Massachusetts State House Monday morning in support of a moratorium on construction of a new women’s prison in Norfolk.
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She's building a network of support for women leaving incarceration
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She's building a network of support for women leaving incarceration
The door to the house stood wide open. It’s a barn-red Victorian structure, wise with age and situated on a quiet street in Roxbury. A sun-bathed backyard was visible from the wraparound front porch. The ground floor was spacious yet cozy, and a cheerful bouquet of flowers sat on the spotless granite kitchen counter. In the backyard, a group of women from a local mosque clustered around Stacey Borden.
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