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The Huffington Post: Putting Prisons on the LGBT Agenda

This is a great article by Harper Jean Tobin of  The National Center for Transgender Equality on how queers, and particularly trans* folk, have been an continue to be uniquely affected by the criminal justice system.  As we at CSJ firmly believe, the mainstream gay advocates in power right now...


New York Times: Inside a Mental Hospital Called Jail

The New York Times on the ways in which jails and prisons have become de-facto mental hospitals.  Mental illness needs to be decriminalized, and this article shows the devastating effects of bad policy. The largest mental health center in America is a huge compound here in Chicago, with thousands of...