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Updated Mar 13, 2015 at 9:58 AM

As prisons continue to grow and states struggle to pay the costs, the disastrous consequences of the prison industrial complex have come into focus. In 1998, Eric Schlosser, in an Atlantic Monthly article, defined the prison industrial complex as a set of bureaucratic, political, and economic interests that encourage increased spending on imprisonment, regardless of the actual need.

Updated Feb 6, 2015 at 10:02 AM

Prison is not a pleasant place. Every single occupant has committed a crime or series of crimes, each defying the laws and morals of society. That reluctance to conform doesnt end at the prison gate. Within the prison walls, many inmates continue...

Updated Jan 21, 2015 at 10:51 AM

This week, the nation commemorated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Leading black members of Congress chose to remember Dr. King at an event hosted by the Wellspring United Methodist Church in Ferguson, Missouri.

Posted Jan 18, 2015 at 2:00 AM

There's both good news and bad news to be found in the Harvey County Sheriff's Office 2014 year-end report. Burglary and theft numbers are down, but drug cases and DUIs have gone up.Harvey County Sheriff T. Walton attributes the increase...

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