East Mississippi Correctional Facility: Hell Without the Fire
East Mississippi Correctional Facility is a cesspool. Prisoners are underfed and routinely held in cells that are infested with rats and have no working toilets or lights. Although designated as a facility to care for prisoners with special needs and serious psychiatric disabilities, ECMF denies prisoners even the most rudimentary mental health care services.
Victims Struggle to Breathe After Aleppo Chemical Attack
More than 80 people were treated for suffocation after an alleged chlorine attack by the Assad regime in the Sukkari neighborhood of Aleppo on September 6th, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. (CNN)
Making an Impact: Advancing Racial Equity in Schools
The Organizing Apprenticeship Project and others discuss their successful campaign, using Race Forward's framework and resources, to get the Minneapolis-area school system to integrate Racial Equity Impact Assessments into their policy process.
Training Young Men to Change Their Lives by Saving Others
In Oakland, California, a program called EMS Corps trains young men to become certified emergency medical technicians. Students with disadvantaged backgrounds get an intensive five-month course, as well as a powerful, new outlook on what they can do in life and for their neighborhoods.