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Trump’s Election And Criminal Justice Reform

Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore [ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED AT THE HUFFINGTON POST] What can we expect from President-elect Trump when it comes to criminal justice reform? Even though overall crime rates are at historic lows, throughout Trump’s campaign he sounded reminiscent of Richard Nixon – emphasizing the problem of crime and the need for

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Incarceration Nation: How We Got Here

THE CRIME REPORT | Incarceration Nation: How We Got Here By Mark Obbie A Virginia prison. Still courtesy of “Life Is My Movie Entertainment.” An inside-the-Beltway law school lacks the stereotypical glamour of a movie premiere venue. But it makes sense when the movie tells the history—or at least one version of the history—of

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Obama’s Pardons Highlight Need for Criminal Justice Overhaul

By: Regan Hines, Director of Incarcerating US [ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED AT THE HUFFINGTON POST] On Tuesday, President Obama shortened sentences for 111 more prisoners as part of the ongoing clemency initiative his administration started two years ago. This brings Obama’s total number of shortened sentences to 673—more than the past ten presidents combined. This long-held executive power, known as commutation,

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Critics’ Picks: June 5 – June 11, 2015

LA TIMES | Critics’ Picks: June 5 - June 11, 2015 Go to any shopping mall, and inexpensive clothes are abundant — $4.99 T-shirts, $7.90 skinny jeans, $8.90 sandals. But as we fill our closets, who pays the price? That question is answered in the wide-ranging new film “The True Cost.” In the wake of the 2013

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Anne Hathaway, Georgina Chapman, and More Join Livia Firth to Support The True Cost

VOGUE | Anne Hathaway, Georgina Chapman, and More Join Livia Firth to Support The True Cost by James Michael Vela “I hope people open their eyes and hearts to the simple truth that there are people behind the clothes that we wear,” said Andrew Morgan, the director of the eye-opening documentary The True Cost, which pulls back the curtain

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“This is a very painful reality”: The “staggering” human and environmental cost of fast fashion

SALON | “This is a very painful reality”: The “staggering” human and environmental cost of fast fashion by Lindsay Abrams The only thing more miserable than shopping at Forever 21 is being one of the people who makes its clothes. Go online or, if you’re especially brave, to the Macy’s in Herald Square, and allow yourself

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‘World Factory’ Production Throws Spotlight on the Garment Industry

WWD | ‘World Factory’ Production Throws Spotlight on the Garment Industry By Nina Jones The garment industry has been thrust under the cultural spotlight in recent weeks. Following the release of Andrew Morgan’s harrowing film “The True Cost,” which questions the relentless demands that the pace of fast fashion places on the garment industry, the Young

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Can We Ever Break Our Collective Grip on Fast Fashion?

The Huffington Post | Can We Ever Break Our Collective Grip on Fast Fashion? The global juggernaut that is fast fashion is a fairly recent phenomenon, but if you ask Andrew Morgan, the director of The True Cost, a new film about the garment industry, it's not entirely to blame for the environmental and labor ravages.

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