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Newly released documents show that high officials of JPMorgan Chase bank knew for a long time that Bernard Madoff was running a Ponzi scheme. They did nothing to protect his investors, but they did protect their own investments that were tied to him. Chase risk analyst to look at a Madoff feeder fund, in February […]
As incarceration rates explode in the US, thousands are placed in solitary confinement, often without cause. Every day in the US, tens of thousands of prisoners languish in “the hole”. Most are prisoners have committed minor disciplinary infractions within prison or otherwise run afoul of corrections staff while only a few of them are prison […]