Category: Police & Prisons

Jeremy Kuzmarov: Its’ Not Just Racism, but also Militarization at the Heart of Police Brutality

The Tulsa Police Department from 1990 to 2014 received over $700,000 in military equipment through the Pentagon’s 1033 Program, and the Sherriff’s office another $817,681

Rev. Edward Pinkney: Convicted With No Evidence: a Very Dangerous Precedent!

We must continue to fight against this grave imbalance to ensure a humane, just future for people of color, for the homeless, for the poverty-stricken, for the weary and beaten populace of America

Various Contributors: Prison Strike’s Financial Impact in California

September 9, 2016 was the start of the largest prison strike in U.S. history. Over 72,000 incarcerated workers in 22 states refused to provide their labor to profit the prison industrial complex. California forces 5,588 incarcerated workers to labor in exchange for little or no compensation. Another 4,000 earn $2 a day fighting Californian wildfires Read more…

Michelle Chen: Intersecting Criminalization: What Killed Ugandan Refugee Alfred Olango

The intersection where Alfred Olango found himself that day in the parking lot seems beyond coincidence: war, migration, race and America’s security state

Matt Taibbi: Six Million Adults Who Won’t Influence This Presidential Race

One in 40 Americans can’t vote because of a criminal conviction. But the rules aren’t exactly fair

Jamie Kalven: Watch Your Back

Chicago police bosses targeted cops who exposed corruption — how the code of silence is enforced

Stanley L. Cohen: American Nightmare: the Criminal, Justice System

Don’t assume the worst when it comes to the criminal justice system or the young, poor and black or brown people it victimizes. There is always a story

Mathew Davis: Voices From Solitary: Welcome to the Round House

By placing unseen guards inside the central tower, who can peer into any cell at any time, one will unconsciously, or consciously, follow the rules.

Alicia Garza: On the Global Movement for Black Lives

Even though this powerful movement is growing and evolving, the media still isn’t doing enough to understand its members’ diversity

Bill Quigley: None Dare Call It Justice: Eighteen Examples of Racism in Criminal Legal System

Taken together, the racism in each of these steps accelerates the process of incarceration of African American and Latino males

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