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FSRN Weekly Edition – August 19, 2016

Police accountability and private prisons DEA: marijuana stays in most restricted drug class despite state legalization trend Saudi-led airstrikes target Yemeni hospital, schools UN troops accused of standing idle during Juba attack on aid...

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Police accountability and private prisons

The Milwaukee officer who fatally shot 23-year-old Sylville Smith last weekend has been identified as a fellow African-American who lived in the community and attended high school with the man he killed. FSRN’s Jacob...

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U.S. to phase out for-profit federal prisons

The U.S. Justice Department is taking concerted steps toward ending the federal government’s contracts with private prison operators. FSRN’s Nell Abram reports. Download Audio As federal contracts with private prison companies come up for...