4 Reasons For Surprising Change In Racial Incarceration Trendlines

By Phillip Smith, AlterNet.org -

It's long been a given that racial disparities plague the nation's criminal justice system. That's still true—black people are incarcerated at a rate five times higher than that of white [...]

A New School To Prison Pipeline That Might Surprise You

By Staff, educationalchemy.com -

By Staff of Educational Alchemy - Maryland Correctional Enterprises (MCE) is the state’s own prison labor company. A semi-autonomous subdivision of the Department of Public Safety and [...]

Newsletter: Success Against Racists, Build On It

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, www.popularresistance.org -

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese. Last week, we wrote about the events in Charlottesville, Virginia in terms of their historical and political context. Since then, the national and [...]

The People’s Congress Of Resistance

By People's Congress of Resistance, www.popularresistance.org -

By the Convenors of the People's Congress of Resistance. We are excited to release the Manifesto of the People's Congress of Resistance! Titled "Society for the Many: A vision for revolution," [...]

Private Prison In New Mexico Demands More Prisoners

By Steven Rosenfeld, www.alternet.org -

By Steven Rosenfeld for AlterNet - The nation’s second-largest private prison corporation is holding New Mexico politicians hostage by threatening to close unless the state or federal authorities [...]

Caged: Life. Beyond. Bars.

By Staff, www.kickstarter.com -

By Staff of Caged - Chris Hedges has taught in America's most elite universities, including Princeton, Columbia, and New York University. It was a class at a Maximum Security Prison, however, [...]

Louisiana (Finally) Seeking To Reduce Prison Population

By Matt Higgins, www.occupy.com -

By Matt Higgins for Occupy.com. In a recent op-ed on nola.com, Lafourche (pronounced La-Foosh) Parish Sheriff Craig Webre wrote, “We shouldn't incarcerate people just because they're poor. Or [...]

Two States Consider Bills To Keep Parents Out Of Jail

By Victoria Law, www.truth-out.org -

By Victoria Law for Truthout - Ayana Aubourg has one childhood memory of her father that does not involve a jail or prison visiting room. "The only thing I can remember is him making spaghetti," [...]

Fighting Mass Incarceration Under Trump

By James Kilgore, www.truth-out.org -

By James Kilgore for Truthout - Yusef Shakur is a Detroit community organizer who spent several years in Michigan State prisons. "The prison industrial complex has found the right person to feed [...]

Quarter Of Inmates Could Have Been Spared Prison Without Risk

By Jamiles Lartey, www.theguardian.com -

By Jamiles Lartey for The Guardian - Study of 1.5 million prisoners finds that drug treatment, community service, probation or fines would have served as more effective sentences for many. A [...]

Money Bail System Perpetuates America’s Mass Incarceration Problem

By Jared Keller, www.psmag.com -

By Jared Keller for Pacific Standard Magazine - At this very moment, nearly 450,000 Americans are sitting in county jails not because they’ve been charged with a crime, but because they simply [...]

Black History Museum & Lynching Memorial Being Built In Alabama

By Staff, www.eji.org -

By Staff of the Equal Justice Initiative. The Equal Justice Initiative plans to build a national memorial to victims of lynching and open a museum that explores African American history from [...]

Eliminate Profit From Punishment

By Cedric Lawson, www.inequality.org -

By Cedric Lawson for Inequality - In July 2010, Marissa Alexander, a young Black woman from Florida, faced the fight of her life only nine days after giving birth to her youngest daughter. Her [...]

Executive Clemency Requested For 25 Deserving Women

By Staff, www.change.org -

By Staff of The Clemency Report and CAN-DO Foundation - Note from Amy Ralston Povah, President - CAN-DO Foundation: “Thirteen of the original women on the Top 25 are NOW FREE - most due to [...]

Losing Your Parents To Mass Incarceration

By Rebecca Nathanson, www.vice.com -

By Rebecca Nathanson for VICE. aymond Rodriguez doesn't remember why his dad was arrested. He doesn't even remember exactly how old he was when police officers entered the home he shared with his [...]