Category: Police & Prisons

Victoria Law: #MeToo Behind Bars

When the Sexual Assaulter Holds the Keys to Your Cell

Elizabeth Hinton: Turn Prisons Into Colleges

Today, only a third of all prisons provide ways for incarcerated people to continue their educations beyond high school

Mehreen Kasana: Student Activists Fighting Back Against Cops on Campus

The students are drawing attention to another important school safety issue: cops on campus

Eddie Conway: ‘It’s Not Mass Incarceration, It’s Targeted’

Prisons aren’t “correctional” facilities, because they have no interest in correcting anything; the multibillion-dollar prison industry is interested in profits, and institutional racism keeps the money flowing

Rebekah Barber: Taking on the cash bail system

“Money shouldn’t determine anyone’s freedom”

Lawrence Brown: Why Policing Can’t Be Reformed

The new revelations from the Gun Trace Task Force corruption trial make it clear that we must dismantle the current law enforcement system and construct new health-driven models for keeping communities safe

Sam Levin: California police worked with neo-Nazis

Officers expressed sympathy with white supremacists and sought their help to target counter-protesters after a violent 2016 rally, according to court documents

Mehreen Kasana: Reforming Oppressive and Inhumane Bail System

“The city jails are filled with people charged with misdemeanors only because they cannot pay.”

Andrea J. Ritchie: Police Violence Against Women of Color

Interview on how women of color and gender non-conforming people are the most vulnerable to police violence, yet their plight remains unaddressed by both media and legislators

Victoria Law: Efforts to Decrease Prison Populations Leaving Women Behind

Women have become the fastest-growing segment of the incarcerated population

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