Media Scan: MotherJones.com Prison Growth Report, Twisted Badge Racial Profiling Series, Chicago Tribune on Prohibition and the Drug War 7/13/01

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A special report on MotherJones.com com details the economic, social and moral costs of prison growth, including data on prison spending compared to spending on higher education, growth in the number of drug offenders, and disparity between white and non-white incarceration rates in every state. Also featured is a package of articles by a group of award-winning journalists as well as Reverend Jesse Jackson Sr. and New Mexico's governor, Gary Johnson. "Debt to Society: The Real Price of Prisons" can be read at http://www.motherjones.com/prisons/ online.

Twisted Badge, a web site raising awareness of issues related to law enforcement misconduct, is current running a multi-part series on racial profiling. Visit http://www.twistedbadge.com to check it out.

In the wake of the fatal shooting of a police officer, a commentary in the July 9th issue of the Chicago Tribune drew the parallel between Chicago's gangland violence of Alcohol Prohibition and today's drug war:

http://chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/article/0,2669,SAV-0107090122,FF.html

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Issue #194, 7/13/01 Editorial: The Tulia Lynchings | Hard Feelings: Fatal Shootout in Marijuana Raid Reverberates in an Idaho County | Tulia: Two Years On, a Town Would Like to Forget, but Reformers Refuse to Go Away | HEA Campaign Still Seeking Student Victim Cases -- New York Metropolitan Area Especially Urgent | British Cannabis Decrim Momentum Continues to Build at Frantic Pace | Prospective DEA Head Tells Skeptical Students He Sees "Great Crusade," Claims Legalization Was Tried and Failed -- Mena Questions Refuse to Die | Sentencing Follies: Iowa Man Gets 27 Years for Smoking Joint With 6-Year-Old Son, Eighth Circuit Says Life for $20 Worth of Cocaine is Too Much | Annual Ditchweed Eradication Boondoggle Underway Again -- Feds Spend $13 Million on Summer Jobs Program for Midwest Students, Bored Cops | New Woody Harrelson Activism Site Focusing This Week on DEA's Attempt to Prohibit Hemp Products -- Live Chat Sunday | Urgent Action Alerts: Colombia, HEA, Mandatory Minimums, Medical Marijuana, John Walters | Drug War on Trial Going to Trial Next Week | Media Scan: MotherJones.com Prison Growth Report, Twisted Badge Racial Profiling Series, Chicago Tribune on Prohibition and the Drug War | The Reformer's Calendar
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