Category: Police & Prisons

Michelle Alexander: Repair the Damage from the Drug War

We are joined by two leading voices in the fight against mass incarceration: Michelle Alexander, author of the best-selling book “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness,” and Susan Burton, founder and executive director of A New Way of Life, a nonprofit that provides housing and other support to formerly incarcerated Read more…

Priya Johnson: Rattling the Bars

MIT Students Demand Divestment From Prison Profiteering Corporations

Rebekah Barber: Resisting mass incarceration

This Mother’s Day, activists are resisting mass incarceration by bailing out of jail as many Black women as they can

Ashoka Jegroo: Families rally to end police raids

Various activist groups were joined by the relatives of young people arrested during recent so-called “gang” raids in New York City’s public housing developments on Thursday, as they rallied and marched from City Hall to the Manhattan Correctional Center to demand an end to the raids, as well as freedom for those who have already Read more…

Sarah Lazare: Cop Accused of Framing 51 People for Murder

Guevara was granted impunity by the system, while the people he allegedly framed are still locked up

Peniel Joseph: The Future Of Black Lives Matter

The movement’s going to be much longer lasting because we actually have people doing work and organizing, and it’s not a top down hierarchical leadership structure

Ryan Devereaux: Rolling Back Police Reform

The Trump White House is dead-set on undoing hard-won criminal justice achievements

Peter Wagner: Mass Incarceration

Wait, does the United States have 1.3 million or more than 2 million people in prison? Are most people in state and federal prisons locked up for drug offenses? Frustrating questions like these abound because our systems of confinement are so fragmented and controlled by various entities. There is a lot of interesting and valuable Read more…

Sarah Lazare: Trump’s Creeping Police State

A Chicago shooting shows immigration agents and police officers are part of the same violent apparatus

Yana Kunichoff: Chicago Reparations for Police Violence

The ordinance provides a meaningful model for creating reparations at the local level

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