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Meek Mill speaks out following release from prison


Rapper Meek Mill was granted bail by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Tuesday after being sentenced in November to two to four years in prison for a probation violation — a decision criticized by his supporters as too severe. In an exclusive interview with Lester Holt, Mill says he recognizes this as “a very important moment.”

Hunger Strikes: A Call to End Immigrant Detention from CJI Grantee Northwest Detention Center Resistance (NWDCR).

This is the story of immigrants fighting back against an unjust system by putting their bodies on the line in peaceful protest against state violence: they went on hunger strike. From 2014 to the present, detained hunger strikers protest unfair labor conditions, inedible food, and lack of medical care. They demand to be released on bond while awaiting their immigration hearings.

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CJI Arrest Diversion Circle Members & Staff in Washington D.C.

CJI’s mission is to end Mass Criminalization and Mass Incarceration in the United States by building and strengthening the infrastructure of the grassroots criminal justice movement. We fund where the movement is developing, shifting and growing. CJI believes this movement should be led by those most impacted by the injustices of the current system, working in alliances across race, class, faith, gender, gender identity, sexuality, immigration status and age.

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