June 17, 2021 in numbers

Here’s a look at Juneteenth, also known as Emancipation Day, Freedom Day, and Jubilee Day, in numbers: 46 713 850 – Black or African American (a single race or in combination) in the United States as of 2019, according to the most recent Census Bureau estimate. 500,000 – Estimated number …

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CT prepares for free phone calls behind bars

A now vacant block at Osborn Correctional Institute in Somers. (Archive photo by Christine Stuart) With Governor Ned Lamont’s stroke of the pen on Wednesday, Connecticut was on track to become the first state in the country to provide free phone calls to incarcerated people and their families. The passage …

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