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Will The Reckoning Over Racist Names Include These Prisons?

Posted on AllSides July 29th, 2020
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Not long after an Alabama lawyer named John Darrington began buying up land in Southeast Texas, he sent enslaved people to work the soil. They harvested cotton and sugarcane, reaping profits for their absentee owner until he sold the place in 1848.

More than a century and a half later, men—mostly Black and brown—are still forced to work in the fields. They still harvest cotton. They still don’t get paid. And they still face punishment if they refuse to work.They are prisoners at the Darrington Unit, one of Texas’s 104...

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