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Oklahoma Weighs Moving More Inmates to Private Prisons, Or Buying a Private Prison

Oklahoma Weighs Moving More Inmates to Private Prisons, Or Buying a Private Prison

By Clifton Adcock Oklahoma Watch The Oklahoma Board of Corrections is looking at three options to deal with overcrowding at the state’s prison facilities: expanding public prisons, contracting for more private-prison beds, and buying or leasing one of the state’s two empty private prisons. At its Thursday meeting, the board approved a measure allowing the

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Chicago creates affordable health care for Hispanic seniors

By Nikoleta Morales Chicago Extra Oak Street Health is a new network of primary health clinics for seniors in Chicago. Even though the network opened its clinics early this September they have experienced a large volume of patients. With two locations in the city, Portage Park (4848 W. Irving Park Ave.) and Edgewater (1541 W.

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Connecticut’s Utility Cost Uncertainties: Latinos Among The Most Affected

By Lisa S. Lenkiewicz CTLatinoNews.com News of steep increases in electricity rates for Connecticut consumers made headlines this week. Advocacy groups are grappling in the trenches to fight for fair rates and reliable service. Connecticut residents pay some of the highest electric rates in the country. Many older residents live on fixed incomes and pay

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The specter of Pancho Villa drove Univ. of TX at El Paso professor to investigate sex trafficking along the border

By Patricia Acosta Borderzine EL PASO — To most people Pancho Villa is a legendary character from Mexican history, but to Ruth McDonald, a professor at the University of Texas at El Paso, Villa is a real man who hurt her family when he kidnapped her great-aunt in the early 1900s from the family ranch

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Searching for Migrants on both sides of the border — Dead or Alive

By Kent Patterson Frontera NorteSur On the migrant roads of North America, rallies, press conferences and remembrances were held December 18, the International Day of the Migrant. North and south of the border, the common themes were justice for migrants, respect for human rights, an end to deportations, and the legalization of the undocumented. In

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