Texas is special. The relationship between its prosecutors and political pressure and money is also special. Recently Appleseed uncovered yet another illegal string connecting them all: payday lenders report to the prosecutors and tell debtors that if they don't pay up, they face jail time. That's a lie. Debt is a civil issue, not criminal. The real criminals here are the payday lenders--and the prosecutors who go along with the illegal coercion.Read the full article...January 8, 2015
Prison Grievances: when to write, how to write, received a terrific honor today. Amazon announced that it is one of 100 titles chosen as Editors' Picks for 2014. What could this mean? I hope it means that mainstream media is going to focus on prison reform. Now. Wouldn't it be marvelous if more and more books about, for, and by people incarcerated get noticed and read and discussed?Read the full article...November 9, 2014
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