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A new study by a UC-Berkeley graduate student has surprised a number of experts in the criminology field. 

Its main finding: Private prisons are packed with young people of color. 

The concept of racial disparities behind bars is not exactly a new one. Study after report after working group has found a version of the same conclusion. 

The Sentencing Project estimates 1 in 3 black men will spend time behind bars during their lifetime, compared with 1 in 6 Latino men and 1 in 17 white men. 

Arrest rates for marijuana possession are four times as high for black Americans as for white. 

Black men spend an average of 20 percent longer behind bars in federal prisons than their white peers for the same crimes. These reports and thousands of others have the cumulative effect of portraying a criminal justice system that disproportionately incarcerates black Americans and people of color in general. 

NPR: Why For-Profit Prisons House More Inmates Of Color

A new study by a UC-Berkeley graduate student has surprised a number of experts in the criminology field.

Its main finding: Private prisons are packed with young people of color.

The concept of racial disparities behind bars is not exactly a new one. Study after report after working group has found a version of the same conclusion.

The Sentencing Project estimates 1 in 3 black men will spend time behind bars during their lifetime, compared with 1 in 6 Latino men and 1 in 17 white men.

Arrest rates for marijuana possession are four times as high for black Americans as for white.

Black men spend an average of 20 percent longer behind bars in federal prisons than their white peers for the same crimes. These reports and thousands of others have the cumulative effect of portraying a criminal justice system that disproportionately incarcerates black Americans and people of color in general.

NPR: Why For-Profit Prisons House More Inmates Of Color

datanews:

The datanews team started wondering how many places someone could safely land a Boeing 777 within the potential range of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
At the suggestion of Ian Dees we looked at data compiled by X-Plane, which seems to have the exact latitudes and longitudes of both ends of many — if not all — of the world’s runways.
As NPR points out, actually landing on one of these strips unnoticed is probably unlikely. But we saw it as a data challenge to figure out, and we were surprised at the number of large-enough spots.

datanews:

The datanews team started wondering how many places someone could safely land a Boeing 777 within the potential range of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

At the suggestion of Ian Dees we looked at data compiled by X-Plane, which seems to have the exact latitudes and longitudes of both ends of many — if not all — of the world’s runways.

As NPR points out, actually landing on one of these strips unnoticed is probably unlikely. But we saw it as a data challenge to figure out, and we were surprised at the number of large-enough spots.

brooklynmutt:

More Than 300 Sharks In Australia Are Now On Twitter
Sharks in Western Australia are now tweeting out where they are — in a way.
Government researchers have tagged 338 sharks with acoustic transmitters that monitor where the animals are. When a tagged shark is about half a mile away from a beach, it triggers a computer alert, which tweets out a message on the Surf Life Saving Western Australia Twitter feed. The tweet notes the shark’s size, breed and approximate location.
Read: NPR

brooklynmutt:

More Than 300 Sharks In Australia Are Now On Twitter

Sharks in Western Australia are now tweeting out where they are — in a way.

Government researchers have tagged 338 sharks with acoustic transmitters that monitor where the animals are. When a tagged shark is about half a mile away from a beach, it triggers a computer alert, which tweets out a message on the Surf Life Saving Western Australia Twitter feed. The tweet notes the shark’s size, breed and approximate location.

Read: NPR

It is with deep regret that I tell you that the NPR Board of Directors has accepted the resignation of Vivian Schiller as President and CEO of NPR, effective immediately. The Board accepted her resignation with understanding, genuine regret, and great respect for her leadership of NPR these past two years.
Dave Edwards, Chair of NPR Board of Directors in a letter to staff (via abcworldnews)
nprfreshair:

verydewarsontherocks:

@NPR meet @Fresh Air. Fresh Air, NPR. Hooray for inner-office communications! ;)

awk. communication with the mothership, saved for eternity. I don’t actually know when NPR’s b-day is. But heck, it’s at some point this week. What’s 48 hours? :P

nprfreshair:

verydewarsontherocks:

@NPR meet @Fresh Air. Fresh Air, NPR. Hooray for inner-office communications! ;)

awk. communication with the mothership, saved for eternity. I don’t actually know when NPR’s b-day is. But heck, it’s at some point this week. What’s 48 hours? :P