Category: Police & Prisons

Alec Karakatsanis: Criminal Justice System Is Doing What It Was Designed to Do.

Alec Karakatsanis’s “Usual Cruelty: The Complicity of Lawyers in the Criminal Injustice System” clearly lays out a case for why our criminal legal system is not broken, but doing exactly what it was designed to do

Ben Norton: ‘This charge is 100% false’

Grayzone editor Max Blumenthal arrested months after reporting on Venezuelan opposition violence

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Alice Speri: The FBI Spends a Lot of Time Spying on Black Americans

What those in the targeted “movement” say they are seeking is simply an end to police violence, as well as greater justice and government accountability

Anakwa Dwamena: Closing Rikers

Competing Visions for the Future of New York City’s Jails

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Ted Rall: The First Thing We Do, Let’s Fire All the Cops

Warrior cops don’t make us safer. They’re loose cannons who need psychiatric counseling, not guns

Michael Fox: Felony Murder and Female Accomplices: Failed Justice

Felony murder laws serve authorities in several ways

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Don Fitz: Politicians Agree: “Any White Cop Can Kill a Black Man”

It is an objective historic necessity to understand that barbarity against any group anywhere is a crime against all

Susie Day: You Say You Want a Revolution: a Prison Letter to Yoko Ono

Gratifying as it may feel to see people sent off to rot behind walls, there are two unseen realities in play: (1) People who want someone to die in prison usually have no idea of what prison is like; and (2) Bad as prison can be, people inside can and do change

Brett Story: A Green New Deal for Decarceration

To save the planet, a Green New Deal has to transform our entire society. Part of that transformation must include the deconstruction of our system of mass incarceration.

Francisco Aviles Pino: LA County Votes to Stop Construction of New Jail-Like Facility

Adding Momentum to National Abolition Movement

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