Rather Than Pay Fairer Wages, Businesses Look To Prisons

By Eddie Conway, The Real News Network. -

For months, business owners and corporate media pundits in the US have complained about a “labor shortage,” claiming that businesses are struggling to find new employees because “no one wants to [...]

Perverted Prison Justice

By John Kiriakou, Consortium News. -

There are common ways in which the prisoner is stymied in his attempt to file a complaint.  The filing of every form is time sensitive.  So the warden and others will withhold their responses, [...]

Chris Hedges: Julian Assange And The Collapse Of The Rule Of Law

By Chris Hedges, ScheerPost.com. -

A society that prohibits the capacity to speak in truth extinguishes the capacity to live in justice. This why we are here tonight.  Yes, all of us who know and admire Julian decry his [...]

Jail Populations Back Up After COVID-19

By Weihua Li, Beth Schwartzapfel, Michael R. Sisak and Camille Fassett, Black Agenda Report. -

It wasn’t long after Matthew Reed shoplifted a $63 set of sheets from a Target in upstate New York that the coronavirus pandemic brought the world to a standstill. Instead of serving a jail [...]

Mass Incarceration Has Worsened The COVID-19 Pandemic

By Eric Reinhart, Jacobin Magazine. -

A massive pandemic risk factor has been hiding in plain sight across the United States, growing exponentially in scale over the last four decades with the support of trillions of dollars spent by [...]

Julian Assange Supporters Hold Vigils

By The Advocate. -

Small vigils have been held in cities across the world to mark the second anniversary of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange being detained in prison after he was dragged from the Ecuadorian embassy [...]

Prisons Prime Testing Ground For Dehumanizing Hi-Tech ‘Advances’

By Raul Diego, Mintpress News. -

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy is coming under fire again from Democratic lawmakers, as well as from the American Postal Workers Union, who are calling for President Joe Biden to pave the way for [...]

111 NGOs Call On Biden To Close Guantánamo

By Center for Constitutional Rights. -

On February 2, more than a hundred non-governmental organizations joined a letter led by the Center for Constitutional Rights and the Center for Victims of Torture, urging President Joe Biden to [...]

On His Way To Prison, Activist Advocates For COVID-19 Prisoner Release

By Yonat Shimron, Religion News. -

On Thursday (Jan. 14), Patrick O’Neill will report to the Federal Correctional Institution near Elkton, Ohio, to serve a 14-month sentence for breaking into a nuclear submarine base as part of a [...]

IADL Demands Immediate Release Of Palestinian Maher al-Akhras

By the International Association of Democratic Lawyers. -

IADL calls for the immediate release of Maher al-Akhras, a Palestinian man and father of six, jailed by Israel without charge or trial. As IADL convenes its Council, al-Akhras has been on hunger [...]

Solitary Confinement Increases Risk Of Premature Death After Release

By Andrea Fenster, Prison Policy Initiative. -

A recently published study of people released from North Carolina prisons confirms what many have long suspected: solitary confinement increases the risk of premature death, even after release. [...]

Shut Up, History

By Susie Day, Counterpunch. -

Awhile back, a friend and I were talking about History and rebellions, and I lamented how the 1871 Paris Commune had failed. My friend, a self-avowed psychic, said, “Yes, history records very few [...]

Chris Hedges: This Is Kabir’s America

By Chris Hedges, ScheerPost.com. -

Robert “Kabir” Luma was 18 when he found himself in the wrong car with the wrong people. He would pay for that misjudgment with 16 years and 54 days of his life, locked away for a crime he did [...]

As COVID-19 Stalks Florida’s Inmates, So Does Another Plague

By Shirso Dasgupta and Samantha J. Gross, McClatchy DC. -

“They are dying in the heat,” said the distraught mother of an inmate at Dade Correctional Institution south of Miami. “What have we done to deserve this. … How is it possible, knowing how hot it [...]

Inside The US’s Largest Maximum-Security Prison, COVID-19 Raged

By Anat Rubin, Tim Golden, and Richard A. Webster, ProPublica. -

While the novel coronavirus burned through Angola, as the country’s largest maximum-security prison is known, officials insisted they were testing all inmates who showed symptoms, isolating those [...]