"This is the first step in the process of reducing - and ultimately ending - our use of privately-operated prisons," Deputy AG Sally Yates announced.
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"We've got to liberate these people!" said one activist who spoke of his experiences in solitary confinement.
Issues of race, poverty, and justice bubbled to the surface in an emotional hearing in late March.
Angela Davis and her sister Fania Davis were working for social justice before many of today's activists were born.
Some 2,858 inmates were reportedly held in solitary; some for 10, 20 or even 30 years, spending all but an hour or so of their day isolated in tiny cement-lined cells.
It's not "normal that so many young people end up in our criminal justice system. What is normal is teenagers doing stupid things."
The mine was operated mostly by African American prisoners who, under Alabama's onvict lease system, had been "leased" to the mine owners. Regardless of how minor their crimes were, all of them rdied in the disaster.
Marshall Eddie Conway charged that many, like himself, were victims of frame-ups orchestrated under the infamous FBI Counter Intelligence Program (COINTELPRO).