Our Unjust System Of Mass Supervision

By Mark Rice, Urban Milwaukee. -

Wisconsin’s disastrous system of mass supervision is at odds with our widely shared values of justice, human dignity and compassion. Detaining people struggling with poverty, housing insecurity, [...]

Is Burning Prisons The New Knocking Down Confederate Statues?

By Branden Janese, The North Star. -

Saturday afternoon in Seattle, Washington, a construction site where a youth detention center was being built burned to the ground.  The King County juvenile detention facility is assumed to [...]

What’s Keeping Thousands In Prison During COVID-19?

By Taryn A. Merkl, Brennan Center.   -

In U.S. prisons there have been over 55,000 known cases of Covid-19 and over 600 deaths (including corrections officers) since the pandemic started, a predictable situation that advocates have [...]

Federal Prisons Locked Down To Quash Black Lives Matter Protests

By Carter Deane, Solitary Watch. -

On June 2, for the first time in 25 years, the Bureau of Prisons directed all federal jails and prisons to implement a full lockdown, confining nearly 160,000 people to their cells and severely [...]

Hard Times: ‘It’s Like They’re Trying To Kill Us’

By Matthew Vernon Whalen, ScheerPost.com. -

American prisoners are incarcerated for years, often decades, often a majority of his or her life. Many prisoners serving more than a couple years are transferred from one prison to another, [...]

Why Did The Bureau Of Prisons Impose A National Lockdown?

By Natalia Schuurman, AFGJ.org. -

Following the murder of George Floyd by a white police officer in Minneapolis on May 25, a nationwide uprising of unprecedented proportions has swept  the U.S. in thousands of cities and towns, [...]

COVID-19 Behind The Walls

By Miranda Crissman, Workers.org. -

At least 48,764 cases of COVID-19 have been reported among prisoners. The data suggest that even these numbers may be underreported. Texas leads in the number of cases with 7,757, followed by the [...]

Raleigh Black Lives Matter Protest Reaches 35th Day

By Richard Stradling and Sophie Kasakove, The News & Observer. -

For the 35th consecutive day, Black Lives Matter protesters chanted, made speeches, waved signs and marched across downtown Raleigh on Saturday. They are protesting SB 168 which lawmakers passed [...]

Release The Prisoners: Ohio Jail 100 Percent Positive For Covid

By Martha Grevatt, Worker's World. -

In a recent report, the Ohio Immigrant Alliance stated that the Morrow County  Correctional Facility in Mt. Gilead is the first county jail in the state to be 100 percent COVID-positive. The [...]

Prisoners Mobilize For Black Lives And Against Brutality Behind Bars

By Ella Fassler, Truthout. -

Prisoners say that abuse reminiscent of the “modern-day lynching” of George Floyd is common practice behind bars. Swift Justice, who is also incarcerated at Kilby Correctional Facility and [...]

Protesters Blockade Central Prison In North Carolina

By Calvin Deutschbein, Workers.org. -

June 13 marked the beginning of the third week of protests in Raleigh, N.C., the state capital and home of the murderous Raleigh Police Department and more than 70 other law enforcement agencies. [...]

#FreeBlackMamas Demand Prisoner Release

By Joe Piette, Workers.org. -

Philadelphia - Protesters, led by currently and formerly incarcerated women, trans and non gender-binary people, held a rally on May 15 in a city park next to Riverside Correctional Facility to [...]

New York Tried To Get Rid of Bail

By Jamiles Lartey, Black Agenda Report. -

The no-bail movement was on a roll from Vermont and New Jersey to Alaska and Georgia – and then the lock ‘em up mob struck back. The national drive to reduce jail and prison populations are [...]

Private Prison Sues State For Not Having Enough Prisoners

By Es Fein, Wondergressive. -

A private prison in Arizona recently sued the state for having a lack of prisoners. For the sake of saving over $16 million in back pay, the state settled by paying the private prison $3 million. [...]

El Salvador: Bukele’s Heavy- Handed Response To Pandemic Violates Human Rights

By Alina Duarte, Council on Hemispheric Affairs. -

Behind that jovial image of a president who takes selfies at the U.N. and governs over social media stands a strategic ally of the United States who has little regard for human rights. The [...]