Category: Police & Prisons

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

Adding Momentum to National Abolition Movement

Jake Johnson: Sanders Unveils Plan to ‘Fundamentally Transform’ Criminal Justice System

“If we stand together, we can eliminate private prisons and detention centers. No more profiteering from locking people up.”

Lornet Turnbull: Database Is Tracking and Exposing Officers’ Bigoted Facebook Posts

It’s found more than 5,000 racist, sexist, and Islamophobic Facebook posts and comments by law enforcement

Aída Chávez: Elizabeth Warren Wants to Ban Private Prisons

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., on Friday rolled out a plan to ban private prisons and detention facilities and stop companies from profiting off mass incarceration

David Swanson: Life in Prison

Life sentences are costly in every sense, and counterproductive. They skew the whole prison system toward inhumane sentences

Vijay Prashad: Using Democratic Institutions to Smash Democratic Aspirations (the Brazil Model)

Brazil’s former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has now been in prison since April 2018

Rick Rowley: “16 Shots”

Chicago Police Killing of Laquan McDonald Exposed a System Built on Lies

Emily Nagisa Keehn: When America had an open prison

The story of Kenyon Scudder and his ‘prison without walls’

Robert Koehler: The Armed Bureaucracy

A recent study by the Missouri attorney general’s office shows that black drivers are at least twice as likely — in some towns, much more than that — to be stopped by police as white drivers

Connie Hassett-Walker: The racist roots of American policing

From slave patrols to traffic stops

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