Weekend Reads

“As recently as five years ago, American corrections officials almost uniformly denied that rape in prison was a widespread problem.” In The New York Review of Books, David Kaiser and Lovisa Stannow shed some light on the shame of our prisons.

+ From the Boston Globe Magazine: Why is it so hard to find a doctor? Here’s a hint: “While primary care doctors’ pay averages over $220,000 a year, good money to most of us, doctors who specialize average close to $400,000 a year.” It also doesn’t help that you’re living longer.

+ Here’s a weekend listen from KQED and the Center for Investigative Reporting: Hunger in the Valley of Plenty. “California may be the world’s breadbasket, but many who harvest our crops can’t afford them.”

+ “Meem is 9 years old and works as a sewing helper in a garment factory. For a few days this summer, she was also my boss.”

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