New Bipartisan Bill Would Give President Power To Imprison In Military Detention

By Jon Schwarz, the Intercept -

This matters because the Corker-Kaine AUMF allows the president to decide that he has the power to use force against any “organization, person, or force” essentially at will, by designating them [...]

Could Student Loans Lead To Debt Prison? The Handwriting On The Wall

By Alan Nasser, Counterpunch.org -

The burden weighing like a nightmare, to coin a phrase, on 44 million indebted current and former students will haunt these people for a good portion of their lives. The average student debtor [...]

Photos Show Aftermath Of Lethal South Carolina Prison Brawl That Left Seven Dead

By Steve Horn, Prisonlegalnews.org -

Photos obtained by Prison Legal News appear to reveal the bloody aftermath of a riot that occurred at the Lee Correctional Institution in South Carolina around 7:15 p.m. on April 15. The [...]

Climate ‘Hero’ Gets Three-Year Prison Sentence For Shutting Down Tar Sands Pipeline

By Jessica Corbett, Commondreams.org -

"It doesn't matter if I'm sitting in jail. What matters is stopping the pollution," Foster,  a 53-year-old mental health counselor from Seattle, declared after his sentencing in North Dakota on [...]

Black History Month From Death Row

By Kevin Cooper, Truthdig.com -

Death Row, San Quentin Prison—From Dec. 17, 2003, to Feb. 9, 2004, the prison guards and administration at this modern-day plantation changed me, rearranged me, oppressed me, regressed me, [...]

In America, Prisoners With Money Can Pay For Nicer Stay

By Kali Holloway, AlterNet.org -

Justice in this country has always been for the privileged. The nation’s criminal courts are particularly punitive toward those who are too poor to afford bail, represented by overworked public [...]

Serving Life In Prison For $5 Worth Of Marijuana

By Tana Ganeva, alternet.org -

By Tana Ganeva for AlterNet - Deedee Kirkwood is a hippie housewife in Camarillo, a scenic beach town in California outside of Los Angeles. When she was younger, she followed the Grateful Dead on [...]

Reflection From Inside

By Rustbelt Abolition Radio, www.michiganabolition.org -

By Rustbelt Abolition Radio with the help of MAPS: Michigan Abolition & Prisoner Solidarity The September 9 strike sparked by workers incarcerated at Kinross was part of a series of nationwide [...]

Abolitionists From Around The World Gather To End Prisons

By Jean Trounstine, www.truth-out.org -

By Jean Trounstine for Truthout. In July 2017 more than 200 people from across the globe met for four days in New Bedford, Massachusetts, which was once home to abolitionist Frederick Douglass [...]

Baltimore Protests Tough On Crime, Mandatory Sentencing

By Stephen Janis, www.therealnews.com -

By Stephen Janis for The Real News Network - STEPHEN JANIS: Emotions boiled over at Baltimore City Hall Tuesday after testimony from citizens who oppose a new gun law that would impose mandatory [...]

Protest Inhumane Conditions In St. Louis Jail

By Caroline Linton, www.cbsnews.com -

By Caroline Linton for CBS News. St. Louis, MO - St. Louis police in riot gear used pepper spray to disperse protests Friday outside a jail that has drawn intense criticism for not having [...]

James Cromwell Speaks Before Jail Time For Anti-Fracking Protest

By James Cromwell and Pramilla Malick, www.democracynow.org -

By James Cromwell and Pramilla Malick for Democracy Now! - AMY GOODMAN: Oscar-nominated actor James Cromwell is reporting to jail at 4:00 p.m. Eastern time today in upstate New York, after he was [...]

Israel Violating International Law With Arrests Of Children

By Staff, www.addameer.org -

By Staff of Addameer - Currently, an estimated 75 Palestinian children from East Jerusalem are being held in Israeli prisons and detention centers. Based on Addameer’s monitoring of 9 recent and [...]

For Father’s Day, Communities Bail Out Fathers

By Auditi Guha, www.rewire.news -

By Auditi Guha for Rewire - Following on the heels of a successful campaign to bail out more than 100 Black women last month, about 25 organizations around the country are now seeking to bail out [...]

Fight Toxic Prison 2017 Convergence Ends With #CloseCarswell Demo

By Staff, www.fighttoxicprisons.wordpress.com -

By Staff of The Campaign to Fight Toxic Prisons - After 3 days of networking, movement building and organizing at the Fight Toxic Prisons (FTP) Convergence in Denton, TX, approximately 50 [...]