Read Vera prez @NickTurner718 in @Slate talking about @HillaryClinton's embrace of both police and prison reform: http://t.co/Cp2aoYMM2J
May 5
African-Americans in Wisconsin make up 37% of those in state prisons but only 6% of the population. Read more: http://t.co/vja4VnKvQE
May 5
See Vera's Fred Patrick participate in a post-show panel on the penal system at @LaMaMaETC this Saturday 5/9: https://t.co/k9WWf5RDac
May 5

As violent crime rates continue to decline nationally, they have remained comparatively high in Chicago. Overall, reductions in violent crime in Chicago have been modest—dropping 9 percent from 2009 to 2010. That’s why the city’s recent 32 percent drop in homicide rates caught the national media’s attention in June.

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By Timour Lalanne, intern, Vera’s Washington, DC office.

Increasingly, public discussion about policy intersects with questions of public health—whether the social and economic costs of obesity, the inequalities in the nation’s health care services, or the high rates of suicide among veterans. A recent public health briefing on Capitol Hill offered some promising recommendations for policy changes that could close the care gap as well as an assessment of existing challenges.

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