Latinas Fight to Clear Their Names After Wrongfully Serving a Decade in Prison
Latinas Fight to Clear Their Names After Wrongfully Serving a Decade in Prison
By Raquel Reichard | 06/07/2016 - 10:36

In the late 1990s, a case shook the San Antonio community like no other before it had: Four queer Latinas were accused of raping two little girls.


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Why These Incarcerated Latinos Deserve Clemency
Why These Incarcerated Latinos Deserve Clemency
By Rita Becerra | 05/06/2016 - 11:50

Editor Update: President Barack Obama offered clemency to two Latinas, Cintheia Denise Parra and Chela H. Urbina, on May 5, 2016.


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Austin Bans The Criminal History Question On Job Applications
Austin "Bans the Box" to Ensure People with Convictions Have a Fair Chance to Work
By Cindy Casares | 04/01/2016 - 11:43

Last week, the Austin City Council passed a new ordinance that prohibits employers from asking for a job applicant’s criminal history until after a conditional offer of employment has been made.


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Was Convicted Murderer Gustavo Julian Garcia Executed Because he Was Latino?
Was Convicted Murderer Gustavo Julian Garcia Executed Because he Was Latino?
By Raquel Reichard | 02/17/2016 - 09:47

After 24 years on death row, 43-year-old Texas man Gustavo Julian Garcia was executed Tuesday.


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Couple Denied Custody of Grandchild Because They are Undocumented
Couple Denied Custody of their Grandchild Because they are Undocumented
By Raquel Reichard | 10/09/2015 - 15:22

In 2012, Samantha Perez got pregnant after she was raped.


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10 Troubling Facts About Latinas in Mass Incarceration
10 Troubling Facts About Latinas and Mass Incarceration
By Raquel Reichard | 08/24/2015 - 17:15

The U.S. criminal justice system is broken, and this truth is becoming more evident for anyone with a Wi-Fi connection and Twitter account.


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New laws regarding transgender inmates are scary, but must be known
Learn About The Scary Laws Surrounding Transgender Inmates
By Daniela Galvez | 04/10/2015 - 13:22

In recent years, people have made an effort to uncover the abuses women face in prison, but have paid little attention to the abuse transgender prisoners face.


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Women in Colombian Prison Are Put in Beauty Pageant
Women in Colombian Prison Are Put in Beauty Pageant
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 09/30/2013 - 14:52

When it comes to prison beauty pageants, one particular holding site in Bogota, Colombia goes all out -- and each and every single inmate is given the opportunity to participate.

Bogota's Buen Pastor prison, which houses 2,222 female inmates, has been hosting beauty pageants for about 18 years, and they allow women of any age to participate.


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Undocumented Immigrants Await Deportation in Arizona
Immigrants Generate Big Profits for Prison Companies
By Samantha Leal | 08/03/2012 - 09:35

The U.S. is locking up more undocumented immigrants than ever, and prison companies are reaping the benefits, says a new Associated Press review. The review shows that the businesses have spent tens of millions of dollars lobbying lawmakers and contirbuting to compaigns.


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Jason Puracel, American prisoner in Nicaragua
American Man Held in Prison in Nicaragua -- "I Am 100% Innocent"
By Samantha Leal | 06/18/2012 - 09:48

An American man imprisoned in a Nicaraguan cell claims his innocence and attributes his survival thus far to "crackers and peanuts and raisins" in an exclusive phone conversation with CNN's Anderson Cooper


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