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Book cover: I Am a TaxiBook cover: I Am a Taxi

I Am a Taxi

by Deborah Ellis

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on February 22, 2016 | Filed under Books, Children's Books, Elementary, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Middle School, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History

Diego lives in a cell in an overcrowded prison in Bolivia, with his mother and baby sister. Diego’s parents, who farmed cocoa, a traditional Bolivian medicinal plant, were falsely accused of transporting drugs and are… More

Latina woman draped in U.S. flag & wearing handcuffsLatina woman draped in U.S. flag & wearing handcuffs

Can Entertainment Lead to Prison Change?

Written by Zoe Weil | No Comments | Published on August 20, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

Four years ago I wrote a blog post titled “What Is Prison For?” Prison was on my mind because I’d been reflecting on jury duty and the moral challenge I faced, finding a defendant guilty… More

What Is Prison For?

Written by Zoe Weil | No Comments | Published on January 9, 2009 | Filed under Humane Connection

Why is the U.S. prison population not only the highest in the world, but with 5% of the world’s population, why does the U.S. imprison 25% of the world’s incarcerated people? I’m not an expert… More