ACLU Pressing Biden To Stick To His Promise Of Decarceration

By Marty Johnson, The Hill. -

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is launching a six-figure ad buy featuring both digital and print spots calling for President Biden to adhere to his campaign promise of decreasing the [...]

Atlanta Jail Task Force Recommends Razing Building, Creating Equity Center

By Raisa Habersham, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. -

Nearly a year after its creation, the Atlanta City Jail task force has recommended closing the jail, demolishing the building and replacing it with a Center for Equity that would support [...]

Why Has COVID-19 Not Led To More Humanitarian Releases?

By Dan Berger, PM Press. -

Jalil Muntaqim, a Black Panther imprisoned since 1971, is one of thousands of elderly prisoners the United States has refused to free during the pandemic. In 1971, two weeks shy of his [...]

#FreeBlackMamas Demand Prisoner Release

By Joe Piette, -

Philadelphia - Protesters, led by currently and formerly incarcerated women, trans and non gender-binary people, held a rally on May 15 in a city park next to Riverside Correctional Facility to [...]

Here’s Why We Must Decarcerate Now

By Henry Cervantes, Waging Nonviolence. -

My neighborhood in Chicago, “Little Village,” is the single largest jail site in the United States. The Cook County Jail is usually known as a place where violence occurs, like attacks on inmates [...]

Impact Of COVID-19 On Prisons

By the Prison Policy Initiative. -

Prisons and jails are amplifiers of infectious diseases such as COVID-19, because the conditions that can keep diseases from spreading - such as social distancing - are nearly impossible to [...]

Caravan Protests Demand ‘Decarcerate Now!’

By Joe Piette, -

A broad coalition of prison abolition activists took to Philadelphia’s streets in over 120 cars—most with just one occupant—to demand officials massively decarcerate jails, prisons and detention [...]

Corona Crisis Creates Opportunities For Decarceration Nationwide

By Amani Sawari, -

We are only as safe from an epidemic as our most vulnerable are. At this time communities across the country are aware of the risks of not practicing the five habits that help to reduce the [...]