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Solitary Confinement Is Torture, Not COVID Medical Care
When COVID-19 struck, many jails and prisons were poorly equipped to provide…
Mar 25, 2022
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We Spend Millions Policing Students. It Doesn't Make Our Schools Safer.
Shadiatu Moustapha’s 6-year-old son, who was recently diagnosed with a sensory…
Mar 21, 2022
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Waiting to Go to Court Shouldn’t Be a Death Sentence
New York, USA. 12th Jan, 2022. The mother of 24-year-old Stephen Khadu, who…
Mar 18, 2022
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Government Can’t Say How Many People Die in U.S. Jails and Prisons
Far too many preventable deaths occur in the United States’ sprawling system…
Mar 16, 2022
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More and More Prisons Are Banning Mail
Illustration by Gloria Mendoza For people who are incarcerated, a letter or…
Mar 01, 2022
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“A Matter of Survival”—Sade Dumas on Combating Racial Injustice in the Criminal Legal System
Illustration by Gloria Mendoza Sade Dumas, executive director of the Orleans…
Feb 25, 2022
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Rev. Alexis Anderson on Her Black History Heroes and Seeing Hope in the Prison Reform Movement
Illustration by Gloria Mendoza “We got in the game, we educated ourselves, and…
Feb 23, 2022

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5 Black Heroes Who Took on the Fight against Mass Incarceration
Photo credits: W Haywood Burns image: National Lawyers Guild, Jane Bolin:…
Feb 22, 2022
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Winter in Prison: Icy Conditions, No Blankets, Illness, and Death
Every winter brings with it new horror stories of freezing temperatures in…
Feb 18, 2022
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Locking Teenagers and Young Adults Up for Gun Possession Doesn’t Make Us Safer
Photo by Richard Buckhart Motion for Justice Partners Chatham County District…
Feb 14, 2022
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