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 [...]

New Threat To Reducing Prison Population & Progress On Drug War

By Mike Lillis, www.thehill.com -

By Mike Lillis for The Hill - House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Wednesday fended off a challenge to her long leadership reign, defeating Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) in a closed-door [...]

Victory For Palestinian Prisoners As 80% Of Strike Demands Met

By Staff, www.telesurtv.net -

By Staff of Tele Sur - “We know that there is a long struggle to come, for liberation for the prisoners and liberation for Palestine,” stated a solidarity network. After more than 1,500 [...]

Israel Treats Prisoners Worse Than Apartheid

By Adri Nieuwh, www.electronicintifada.net -

By Adri Nieuwh of for Electronic Antifada - On 15 May, many South Africans fasted in solidarity with more than 1,300 Palestinian prisoners who have been on hunger strike in Israeli prisons to [...]

Women Imprisoned Under Drug War Speak Out Against Sessions’ Policy

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

By Victoria Law for Truthout - In the federal prison in California, Michelle West described people standing in front of the television in shock this past Friday as they learned about Attorney [...]

Chelsea Manning Is Free–But Whistleblowers Still Face Prison

By Janine Jackson, www.fair.org -

By Janine Jackson for FAIR - Human Rights Watch is glad that Chelsea Manning is free. A statement from the group’s General Counsel’s office notes that Manning’s “absurdly disproportionate” [...]