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Black prison inmates seeking to modify three-strikes laws

Originally published in The Seattle Medium September 1, 2004 by David Bash The local African American community’s responsiveness to Black prisoners’ pleas for “hope and accountability and redemption” through a Justice Summit at Monroe Penitentiary last Saturday proved to be a draw for a handful of church and community activist, a Department of Corrections staff head, a King County Council member, a state senator, and two state representatives whom are on the primary ballot next month. Under the banner of “Working Together for Sentencing Reform,” the Black Prisoners Caucus (BPC), a core group of about 30 African American prisoners, of whom
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