Category: Law, Crime, & Justice

Marcus Harrison Green: Anti-Racist Organizers Win as Seattle Council Votes to End Youth Incarceration

The resolution, which passed unanimously, endorses the goal of having no kids in detention in Seattle. It’s a move that chips away at the school-to-prison pipeline

John Pilger: The Revolutionary Act of Telling the Truth

Wondrous technology has become both our friend and our enemy

Tom Engelhardt: Three Exceptional Facts About America

It’s Safe to Be Paranoid in the U.S.

Elizabeth Schulte: About That “Crime Wave”

The media hysteria about a supposed crime wave serves to undermine movements against police violence

Michael Parenti: A Long Time For Killing

A study of police brutality in three major cities—conducted just about half a century ago in 1967—found that all the victims had one thing in common: they were from low-income groups

Rebecca Gordon: The No-Fly Follies

How to Censor Yourself Before the Government Even Has the Chance

Lisa De Bode: Burden of Mass Incarceration Falls Heavily on Families

The average family of an inmate incurs $13,607 in court-related debt, one-third of the families go into debt to pay for phone calls and visits, and 83 percent of the family members responsible for these costs are women

Sonali Kolhatkar: California Prisoners Struck a Blow Against Solitary Confinement

After 2 years of hunger strikes and a drawn-out court case, a settlement was reached ending indefinite prisoner isolation in California

Rachael Boothroyd: Venezuelan Officials Arrested as Government Intensifies Anti-Smuggling Efforts

Venezuelan authorities have intercepted three state oil company (PDVSA) chartered tankers loaded with illegal cargos of fuel and allegedly en route to the Caribbean

Marjorie Cohn: Prisoners’ Struggle Ends Indefinite Solitary Confinement

Prolonged solitary confinement, like other forms of torture, destroys a person’s dignity

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