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In the latest scale back of the nation’s war on drugs, the president has ordered the release of eight people serving from 15 years to life sentences for crack cocaine crimes that no longer would qualify for such harsh punishment.
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U.S. prisons are the engines of a system of neo-slavery in which corporations feed on the bodies of people of color. Reform is unlikely in the face of enormous profits.
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