“'This is time to be really vigilant about any idea that this pandemic is weeding out people who needed to be weeded out anyway,' added Klein. 'These are fascist logistics.'"
"Zero tolerance policies and suspension and expulsion have been linked to drop-out rates. This speaks to the larger issue of the school-to-prison pipeline, which disproportionately impacts youth of color (even preschool students),"
"Given the amount of patients who are currently at risk due to their age or immunocompromising condition, many marijuana patients are practicing isolation. But the thing is: they still need their medicine."
"While her transfer to Logan Correctional Center in Lincoln, a 'women’s' prison, bolstered the case in her favor, she explained she still faced transphobic harassment and systematic discrimination.
"Public health officials recommended a needle exchange program to reduce the number of HIV infections, but this was illegal due to a state law and Pence's strong opposition."
"Ivanka tweeted support for people who menstruate behind bars, writing that the First Step Act — a criminal justice reform legislation — gave menstruating people behind bars access to tampons and other products."
“'You’re kind of living a half life,' Ortiz explains. 'You cut out parts of your life to do one thing normally.'”
"As part of the movement for prison abolition, Hope stressed the need for trans units and placing trans women in women’s prisons while also offering adequate mental health care."
"With every election, a growing number of politicians has become vocal about legalizing pot not only for medical consumption, but for adult recreational use."
"'Medical support may not serve as an immediate recovery fix, but as Marino said, 'the alternative to a safe or supervised consumption site is an unsafe and unsupervised site.'"
"When we honor those who have passed, it’s important to celebrate those still breathing around us, integrated in the trans liberation struggle today."
"A person can still be punished for a simple high-five at Shakopee."
"According to researchers from the Missouri University of Science and Technology, a person's eyes take 2.6 seconds to focus on a specific element of a webpage when it loads."