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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Amanda Marcotte writes for and manages the blog Pandagon. She's the author of the book It's a Jungle Out There: The Feminist Survival Guide to Politically Inhospitable Environments.