Poverty/Justice

A prison guard tower viewed through razor wire fencing

For-Profit Prisons Are the Biggest Lobby No One Talks About

With the growing influence of the prison lobby, the nation is, in effect, commoditizing human bodies for an industry in militant pursuit of profit. That's the view presented by New York freelance writer Michael Cohen in an article published in The Washingto...
Photo of a homeless man and his dog in New York City

Busting Three Big Myths About Homelessness

As a young psychologist in the 1980s who had researched treatment of the mentally ill, I was concerned by many reports suggesting that the growing number of homeless people may be due to deinstitutionalization.   Opinion Paul Toro ...