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“After two years of court proceedings, Andrew found himself sitting in an austere conference room in Duluth, Minnesota, with a dozen other men, most convicted of similar crimes. In the United States, domestic abusers are rarely sent to prison. More often, as in Andrew’s case, they are sent to a special class designed to teach them to refrain from physical violence.” Matthew Wolfe in The Atlantic: Can You Cure a Domestic Abuser?

+ Meanwhile, on the other end of the criminal justice spectrum: The Mississippi Supreme Court’s confirmed a 12-year prison sentence for an African American man who carried his mobile phone into a county jail cell.

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