Sumayyah Waheed

An interview about immigration detention with the Immigrant Legal Resource Center.

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The Vote My Mom Didn’t Cast
Long lines and poll worker mistakes disenfranchished some Americans this election day.

TAGS: voter suppression
Middle of Nowhere- Film Review
A new film explores the impact of incarceration on the loved ones of those locked up.

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Raining death from the sky
A new report indicates that drones are not as precise or as strategic as we are often told.

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When Alma Barillas last visited her son at Ventura youth prison, she didn't expect to be pepper sprayed by guards. But that's exactly what happened.

TAGS: Books Not Bars
Alfonso’s Dream Deferred
The story of Alfonso, another DREAMer who needs help and who happens to be the fiance of a former Heal the Streets Intern.

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The horror.
Sumayyah recaps this week's historic Federal hearing on solitary confinement.

TAGS: Books Not Bars
The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Human Rights will hold the first-ever Congressional hearing on solitary confinement in the U.S on 6/19/12. The Ella Baker Center for Human Rights submitted testimony on solitary confinement of youth.

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Know Time Adds. End Time Adds
    For years, we’ve fought to end the practice of time adds at DJJ, and now California has another opportunity to do the right thing. 

TAGS: youth prisons
What the May budget revise indicates about California's out-of-whack priorities.

TAGS: Books Not Bars