Clint Smith

Clint Smith

@ClintSmithIII

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Writer. Teacher. PhD Candidate @Harvard studying incarceration, education, & inequality. Author of Counting Descent.

Joined on January 24, 2012

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Last year, people in Connecticut prisons paid $13.2 million for phone calls, 60% of which the private phone company then paid back to the state as a kickback. I wrote about the new bill trying to change that & make phone calls free for incarcerated people.

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Quoted @AndrewDasNYT

Bob Marley's daughter Cedella and others have stepped in the funding breach for the Reggae Girlz. Without Marley, one player said, “There would be no Reggae Girlz.” https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/24/sports/womens-world-cup-jamaica.html …

Little known fact. Bob Marley’s daughter has kept the Jamaican women’s national team afloat. They are getting ready for their first World Cup.

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Quoted @USArmy

How has serving impacted you?

The comments here are revealing.

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If you’re interested in joining the fight in Connecticut follow @WorthRises for updates & consider joining them at the state capital on Tuesday: https://m.facebook.com/events/313519989573974/ …

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"While prisoners struggle to afford calls to their families, states are making a profit. This must stop now," by @ClintSmithIII by

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Theresa May didn't publicly break down over Windrush, or Grenfell, or disabled people having their benefits cut, or children driven into poverty.

In the end, she only publicly shed a tear over her own career.

Theresa May didn't publicly break down over Windrush, or Grenfell, or disabled people having their benefits cut, or children driven into poverty. In the end, she only publicly shed a tear over her own career.

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If you live in Connecticut you should call your state rep and make sure they’re voting for H.B. No 6714 which would allow people in prison to have free phone calls.

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Decades of research shows that allowing incarcerated people to stay in touch with their family is one of the most important ways to ensure successful reentry. But private phone companies wield an enormous amount of power and often prevent legislatures from changing the system.

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The prison phone industry has grown into a $1.2 billion business and these private phone companies give huge kickbacks to states & municipalities across the country. There’s little incentive for states to reform a system that pays them millions of dollars to do business.

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Last year, people in Connecticut prisons paid $13.2 million for phone calls, 60% of which the private phone company then paid back to the state as a kickback. I wrote about the new bill trying to change that & make phone calls free for incarcerated people.

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"After 66 years in prison, Phillips is the state’s longest-serving inmate, a stooped and garrulous 85-year-old man whom inmates nicknamed Peanut and who gets around with the help of a worn wooden cane."

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Have you noticed that when the president unilaterally directs $16 bn in bailout payments to agricultural interests, no one says: but how will you pay for it?

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“Lady Liberty was originally designed to celebrate the end of slavery, not the arrival of immigrants. Ellis Island, the inspection station through which millions of immigrants passed, didn’t open until six years after the statue was unveiled in 1886.”

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Today I had apple butter for the first time & I don’t know where you all have been hiding this life changing delicacy but I’m about to put apple butter on all my toasts, my bagels, my biscuits, I might even throw some in my grits this thing is so good

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In Opinion Michelle Alexander writes, "I always knew the time would come when I would have to tell my daughters the truth: I was raped. And I had an abortion. One day, you may face these challenges too."

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“It has been a high honor for the museum to play a part in bringing forward this story and to use it as a platform to reinforce a crucial truth: that the story of slavery and freedom is central to the nation’s story” -Lonnie G. Bunch, III http://po.st/CI1fhX  #APeoplesJourney

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This is really what it’s like trying to stay with Steph 😅

(via @maxisnicee)

This is really what it’s like trying to stay with Steph 😅 (via @maxisnicee)

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Accepting a calculated risk, the grad student naps during his office hours.

Accepting a calculated risk, the grad student naps during his office hours.

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Education has the power to transform individuals, institutions, and communities.

Read more in Vera's latest report about providing quality postsecondary education in prison, and supporting education engagement during reentry. https://www.vera.org/publications/unlocking-potential-prison-to-postsecondary-education …

Education has the power to transform individuals, institutions, and communities. Read more in Vera's latest report about providing quality postsecondary education in prison, and supporting education engagement during reentry. https://www.vera.org/publications/unlocking-potential-prison-to-postsecondary-education …

“The War on Drugs locked up thousands of black men, and a new study finds that it may have also locked many out of the college classroom—and all the benefits that come with a college degree.” This new study by Tolani Britton connected the dots.

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