National Black Caucus of State Legislators
The South Dakota Department of Corrections has agreed to foot the training bill for a group of Minnehaha County criminal justice officials seeking training on racial and ethnic disparities in the juvenile justice system. Continue reading.
On this long drive, across two state lines and endless fields of corn and cattle, Lynn Graham thinks about how it may be the quality of life, not the quantity, that matters. Continue reading.
Moving ahead with a plan that has drawn criticism from conservatives, the administration of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is awarding more than $7 million in grants to a variety of colleges around the state to offer courses to prisoners. Continue reading.
When Katie Otersen transferred from Northern Virginia Community College to George Mason University last fall, she braced for a jump in price. Tuition and fees would total $11,300, more than double what she had paid before. She covered expenses the first semester without taking out loans. But she struggled in the second. Continue reading.
Buying a pack of menthol cigarettes in Minneapolis is about to get tougher. The City Council approved a restriction on menthol tobacco Friday, limiting sales to adult-only tobacco shops and liquor stores. The vote was the culmination of a community-led effort to reduce access to menthol tobacco, a product that historically has been marketed to black smokers and that anti-smoking activists say makes it easier for young people to start smoking. Continue reading.