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How Gentrification Fuels Mass Incarceration

When rich people move in, the poor are pushed out — often forcefully

When 19-year-old Lacino Hamilton was sentenced to 52–80 years in prison and spent four years in solitary confinement, he hadn’t committed a crime commonly associated with such a harsh sentence. In fact, he hadn’t committed a crime whatsoever.

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Stephanie Leguichard

Writer, editor, leftist activist. Endlessly fascinated by the complexities of human minds and cultures. Completing my MA in Anthropology. sleguichard@gmail.com