How To End The US Prison State Quick And Easy

A few weeks ago I covered the mind-blowing facts about American prisons that should make anyone and everyone rethink/detest/abhor the entire institution. Now, I want to examine the reasons people [...]

Lessons From Mariame Kaba’s “We Do This ‘Til We Free Us”

By Micah Herskind, Medium. -

We can and must collectively build a world without policing, prisons, surveillance, punishment, and capitalism––a world in which all are equipped with the tools to prevent and transform harm, one [...]

Chris Hedges: My Student Comes Home

By Chris Hedges, ScheerPost.com. -

Rahway, New Jersey - When Lawrence Bell, an orphan living in an abandoned house in Camden, New Jersey, went to prison, he was 14-years-old. Barely literate and weighing no more than 90 pounds, he [...]

Intersectional Raids, Calls For More Pipelines & A Creative Mind

By Eleanor Goldfield, Occupy.com -

If someone in your neighborhood is going on a rampage killing a bunch of neighbors and burying them in his backyard to the point that he's running out of room – do you say, well geez Bob, this is [...]

Abused Asylum-Seekers Launch Legal Battle Against ICE And Its “Concentration Camp” Prisons

By Elliott Gabriel, Mintpressnews.com -

ADELANTO, CALIFORNIA – A group of refugees from Central America, who faced beatings and abuse while detained at a California detention center last year, are pursuing legal action in hopes of [...]

Lawsuit Confronts Extortion Of Prisoners By Electronic Monitoring Firm

By Emmett Sanders and James Kilgore, Truthout.org -

Robert Jackson was four days into a 120-day sentence in an Alameda County, California, jail when his wife passed away unexpectedly, leaving their three young children without a parent in the [...]

Lancaster Shows How To Say No To Geo Group

By Negin Owliaei, Inequality.org -

What’s the best way to push profit-seeking corporations out of the public sphere? Don’t let them take over in the first place. Residents of Lancaster County, Penn. were thrilled to learn this [...]

Prison Contracts Regularly Come Up For Reconsideration

By Beryl Lipton, Muckrock.com -

Today’s immigration policies won’t necessarily keep detention centers in your community tomorrow. Over 200 privately-owned or privately-managed correctional facilities - jails, prisons, and [...]

Outraged By Kids In Cages? Look At Our Entire Juvenile Justice System.

By Cara H. Drinan, Huffingtonpost.com -

Last week, the nation witnessed an abrupt reversal from the White House. After claiming for days that he did not have the authority to address the family separation crisis at the border, [...]

Tucson Draws The Line On Prison Privatization

By Joe Watson, Truthout.org -

One more time, with emphasis: A city near the Mexican border in a state that's home to some of the country's harshest sentencing guidelines and the fourth-highest rate of incarceration in the [...]

Why Are For-Profit US Prisons Subjecting Detainees To Forced Labor?

By Azadeh Shahshahani, The Guardian. -

In 2017, officials at the Stewart immigration detention center in Georgia placed Shoaib Ahmed, a 24-year-old immigrant from Bangladesh, in solitary confinement for encouraging fellow workers to [...]

Jailbreak Of The Imagination: Seeing Prisons For What They Are And Demanding Transformation

By Mariame Kaba and Kelly Hayes, Truthout.org -

Our current historical moment demands a radical re-imagining of how we address various harms. The levers of power are currently in the hands of an administration that is openly hostile to the [...]

Prisoners Organizing National Strike Against ‘Modern Day Slavery’

By Michael Arria, In these Times. -

Prisoners across the country say they are gearing up for an end-of-summer nationwide strike against inhumane living conditions and unpaid labor—or, in their words, “modern-day slavery.” The [...]

Sharks, Wardrobes, And Crypto VS The Prison Industrial Complex

By Eleanor Goldfield, Occupy.com -

Stranger Than Fiction Headlines from the Front Lines. First up, are you on the WARdrobe watch list? And I do mean WAR drobe. And thanks to this new military program, sharks may soon be getting [...]

Cook County Data Shows Reforms Haven’t Stopped The Jailing Of People For Being Poor

By Sharlyn Grace, Chicagoappleseed.org -

Last fall, the Coalition to End Money Bond organized more than 70 volunteers to monitor the implementation of General Order 18.8A in Cook County’s central bond court. The order aims to ensure [...]