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Monday, January 21

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Via P.I., a report by AlterNet’s Jessica Pupovac on the dozens of black Chicago men who remain behind bars, despite their confessions having been elicited by former Commander Jon Burge’s regime of torture. One interesting tidbit: it’s up to Attorney General Madigan to move on reviewing these cases, and they’ve been on her desk since 2002.

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