Maya Schenwar of Truthout: Even the best visitation policies can't make up for the broken bonds and fragmented communities that incarceration produces. But at least we can allow people in jail to see their loved ones face to face.
For Indigenous people at the Standing Rock Sioux reservation, the fight to halt the Dakota Access pipeline is, in part, about defending a way of life.
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Jeff Larson is a data editor at ProPublica. He is a winner of the Livingston Award for the 2011 series "Redistricting: How Powerful Interests are Drawing You Out of a Vote." His public key can be found here.