Missouri Executes Ernest Johnson Despite Appeals Over his Intellectual Capacity

Missouri executed inmate Ernest Johnson on Oct. 5 for murder despite appeals from advocates who said he had an intellectual disability. Johnson, a 61-year-old Black man, received lethal injection at a state prison in Bonne Terre after being convicted for …

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U.S. Department of Education to Erase Student Loan Debt for Borrowers with Severe Disabilities

The United States Department of Education announced on Aug. 19 that it will automatically erase student loans debt for over 323,000 borrowers with severe abilities. The move will cancel over $5.8 billion of student loans debt for Americans identified as …

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