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In Ellison loss, a lesson unlearned.
As the child of an incarcerated woman in desperate need of treatment (not further punishment), I understand the dynamics. A bill currently in the House does not.
It's just administered by proxies — such as federally paid state employees and a proliferating number of contractors — instead of a visible federal workforce.
This aligns well with the administration's priorities. To paraphrase Trump, when only the rich can afford a lawyer, the system is rigged.
Meanwhile, too many in Congress seem willing to look the other way.