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'The genie is out': Joe Ingle on 50 years of working for change in Southern prisons

June 26, 2020 - In 1978, Southern Exposure, the print forerunner of Facing South, interviewed Ingle, one of the founders of the Southern Coalition for Jails and Prisons, for an issue on prisons. Ingle continues his prisoner advocacy work today in Nashville, Tennessee, and Facing South recently talked with him about the sea changes he's witnessed in that time in both the U.S. prison system and the prison reform movement.

INSTITUTE INDEX: The Texas fracking tycoon funding anti-abortion extremism

April 26, 2019 - In a year of harsh anti-abortion bills, one introduced in Texas went furthest of all by allowing women who end a pregnancy to be put to death. The bill's sponsor — a quadruple divorcee whose first wife sought a restraining order against him — is a major recipient of contributions from a fracking services billionaire and religious sect leader who's become a leading funder of radical anti-abortion groups and candidates.

INSTITUTE INDEX: The chaos behind the mass executions in Arkansas

April 28, 2017 - Earlier this year, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced plans to execute eight death row inmates over a 10-day period this month in a rush to use a lethal injection drug before it expired. But in doing so, the state may have subjected the mentally impaired to cruel and unusual punishment and denied DNA evidence to a man who could have proven his innocence.