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Calm in the face of difficulty

From June Tanoue at the Cook County Department of Corrections in Illinois: The poʻi na kai uli, kai koʻo, ʻaʻohe hina pukoʻa.Though the sea be deep and rough, the coral rock remains standing.Said of one who remains calm in the face of difficulty.ʻOlelo Noʻeau, Hawaiian Proverbs & Poetical Sayings I started volunteering again at the […]

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'This is human trafficking': After Maria, Puerto Rico to move 3,200 inmates to Arizona

When Maria pounded the concrete walls and rusted iron gates of the Bayamón correctional complex last September, inmates here watched in fear through the reinforced windows and metal bars. “We went without running water for weeks, without electricity for weeks,” says inmate Joseph Villalobos, who sat in the open courtyard of Bayamón’s minimum security wing […]

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