Category: Police & Prisons

Sarah Lustbader: Are We Really All ‘In This Together’?

The penal system remains a source of diseases that spread among prisoners at rates far exceeding those in the communities from which they came

Akela Lacy: Coronavirus Pandemic Makes the Case for Criminal Justice Reform

“We need to think of our jails and our prisons as part of our community”

Iida Käyhkö: Policing the pandemic: “security” for whom?

The human tragedy of the coronavirus pandemic must not be permitted to become a pretext for the expansion of state powers that brutalize vulnerable communities

Frances Madeson: New York Prisons Called ‘Death Camps’ in the Making

Advocates call for immediate release of elderly inmates

John G. Russell: Racial Profiling Disorder: the All-American Pandemic

The NYPD uncovered a weapon in one out every 49 stops of white New Yorkers. By contrast, it took the Department 71 stops of Latinos and 93 stops of African Americans to find a weapon

Various Contributors: Joint Statement From Elected Prosecutors on COVID-19

Addressing the Rights and Needs of Those in Custody

Juan Cole: The Coronavirus and Vulnerable Gaza

California releasing inmates for fear of Coronavirus, but Israelis Keep Vulnerable Gaza as Largest Open Air Prison

Critical Resistance: Abolitionist Steps to Combat COVID-19 Behind Bars

The US holds the world’s largest share of imprisoned people – we must demand bold reductions in the number of people locked up if we are to avert a full scale disaster for our community members and loved ones behind bars

Nick Pinto: The Backlash

Police, Prosecutors, and Republicans Are Looking to Undo a Criminal Justice Reform in New York

Alan MacLeod: Cop-Hating Vandals or Pro-Democracy Activists?

Depends whose police are being protested

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