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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Helen Redmond is an independent journalist. She writes opinion for Al Jazeera English and writes about health care and the war on drugs for Socialistworker.org and the International Socialist Review.