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Jordan Peele is the first African-American to win the best original screenplay Oscar

Jordan Peele has earned a place in the Oscar history books... The 39-year-old, who made his name in sketch comedy, won best original screenplay for Get Out at Sunday's awards - making him the first black screenwriter to receive the honour. "I just won an Oscar. WTF?!?" tweeted Jordan Peele after receiving the best original screenplay award for Get Out. "I stopped writing this movie about 20 times... I thought it was impossible. I thought it wasn't going to work." He wasn't the only one to express both astonishment and delight at seeing his satirical horror film recognised. "This just made my night," tweeted actor Josh Gad, calling Peele's win "unbelievably well deserved". Oprah Winfrey, meanwhile, said she was "so happy and proud" to see the star recognised for his first film as writer-director. Others to congratulate Peele on his success included the actors Jeffrey Wright and Terry Crews. The latter sent his congratulations via his Brooklyn Nine Nine co-star (and Peele's wife) Chelsea Peretti. Keegan-Michael Key, who starred with Peele in the Comedy Central show Key & Peele, was photographed at an Oscars viewing party yelling with delight at his comedy partner's win. Keegan-Michael Key celebrating Jordan Peele’s #Oscars moment is everything. [? @benwinston ] — Fandango (@Fandango) March 5, 2018

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Tennessee County to Inmates: Sterilize Yourself, Get 30 Days Off Your Sentence

Forget good behavior or community service, in White County, Tennessee the quickest way to get your sentence reduce is to become sterile real quick, Per an ABC15 report. For the small price of a free vasectomy, male inmates can get a whole 30 days removed from their sentence. Not to be left out, women can also receive time off if they receive a Nexplanon implant in their arm which will prevent pregnancies for up to four years. Since the program was instituted, county officials claim 32 women have gotten the Nexplananon implant and 38 men are in line to get a vasectomy procedure performed. This controversial program was signed into being on May 15, 2017 by General Sessions Judge Sam Benningfield. Benningfield’s reasoning is that drug offenders keep ending up in jail and failing to pay for child support. If they didn’t have kids, they couldn’t hurt anybody. I hope to encourage them to take personal responsibility and give them a chance, when they do get out, to not to be burdened with children. This gives them a chance to get on their feet and make something of themselves… I understand it won’t be entirely successful but if you reach two or three people, maybe that’s two or three kids not being born under the influence of drugs. I see it as a win, win. By contrast, District Attorney Bryant Dunaway is not at all on board with the program. He sees the potential to have several lives ruined by a rash decision made during an early stint in prison. It’s concerning to me, my office doesn’t support this order. It’s comprehensible that an 18-year-old gets this done, it can’t get reversed and then that impacts the rest of their life. On Wednesday, the ACLU released a statement on the matter expressing similar concerns: Offering a so-called ‘choice’ between jail time and coerced contraception or sterilization is unconstitutional. Such a choice violates the fundamental constitutional right to reproductive autonomy and bodily integrity by interfering with the intimate decision of whether and when to have a child, imposing an intrusive medical procedure on individuals who are not in a position to reject it. Judges play an important role in our community – overseeing individuals’ childbearing capacity should not be part of that role. It’s pretty difficult to see how any of this would be justifiable—or even indeed legal.

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