Like many indigenous throughout the country, we are still dealing with the historical trauma associated with the original acts of “Discovery” and then the following “Doctrine of Discovery.” The fact that Indigenous people are still here is a miracle and a testament to our resilience.
Defending our rights to equality, liberty, and justice
The United States is in the midst of a prison suicide epidemic. In 2014, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicides accounted for about 1.6% of overall U.S. deaths. Alabama, where I live, is at the center of the crisis.
Let’s address the term “violent inmate.” The implication is this person is actively dangerous, guilty of causing physical harm and likely to hurt someone again. None of this is necessarily true.