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California’s Prop. 47 Reduces Prison Sentences but Won’t End Mass Incarceration

Deep Green Resistance opposes using for-profit Prisons to hold non-violent offenders unnecessarily. Truthout recently reported on disproportionately long prison terms for the poor and persons of color.

In California shortly after Prop. 47 passed, hundreds of people were released from Bay Area county jails and over 4,700 incarcerated people became eligible for re-sentencing. Courts were quickly inundated with requests for re-sentencing and record purges from scores of people.

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Utah Oil town turns against Midwife who asked about infant deaths

Days after a midwife spotted the graves at Natalie’s funeral, she began checking obituaries and records at area cemeteries for stillborn babies and children up to age 1. In 2010, one in every 95 graves dug in Uintah County contained a baby, she said. For 2013, she said, the rate rose to one in every 14.

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