Tuesday Afternoon News and Open Thread
The White House announced today it was lifting the moratorium on deepwater drilling for oil and gas.
The Chilean miners are about to begin the rescue process.
Has debtor's prison returned? A report from the Brennan Center: Criminal Justice Debt: A Barrier to Reentry examines practices in 15 states.
Many states are imposing new and often onerous “user fees” on individuals with criminal convictions. Yet far from being easy money, these fees impose severe – and often hidden – costs on communities, taxpayers, and indigent people convicted of crimes. They create new paths to prison for those unable to pay their debts and make it harder to find employment and housing as well to meet child support obligations.
I'll be at the jail the remainder of the day. Here's an open thread, all topics welcome.
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