Sheer Intelligence: Is California About To Execute An Innocent Man?

By Robert Scheer, Scheer Intelligence. -

Three hours and 42 minutes. That's how close Kevin Cooper came in 2004 to being murdered by the state, strapped down to a gurney and poisoned via lethal injection. He had been placed in what he [...]

Single Moms Sucked Into the Cruelest Debtors’ Prison We’ve Ever Seen

By Nusrat Choudhury, ACLU -

Across the country, state and local governments are running modern-day debtors’ prisons that rip families apart because they cannot afford fines and fees owed to courts, including for traffic [...]

Solidarity From Central Cellblock To Guantanamo

By Brian Terrell, World Beyond War. -

I have been attending protests at the White House since Jimmy Carter lived there and with each succeeding administration, the space allowed for political discourse has been reduced and the once [...]

Why Prisons Don’t Work And How We Can Do Better

By Victoria Law, -

As prisons continue to devastate communities — particularly low-income communities of color — and drain government budgets, there’s been a shift from the ferocious “tough on crime” mentality of [...]