Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Tag: prison system

No more crime and punishment: The national prison strike of 2018,...

“This is a growing movement and the Nationwide Prison Strike of 2018 is an unparalleled success for prisoner organizing in the modern era."

Teaching ‘Les Misérables’ in prison

The novel gave them a lens to view their lives and a ruling system every bit as cruel as Hugo’s 19th-century France.

Mumia seeks to show top state judge doubled as prosecutor and...

Philly cops get priority courtroom seats.

Exclusive: Photos show aftermath of lethal South Carolina prison brawl that...

The violence, which culminated in the deaths of seven prisoners, was the deadliest event of its sort in the past quarter-century in the United States.

Milwaukee sheriff’s officials charged with dehydration death of inmate

Terrill Thomas, 38, died of profound dehydration and his death was classified as a homicide.

Florida Inmates start month-long ‘laydown’ to protest ‘modern day slavery’

Inmates inside Florida's prisons are fighting back against "modern day slavery."

Deputies Charged with Beating Inmate to Death and Falsifying Report

Two former deputy jailers were charged with violating a detainee’s civil rights after the state medical examiner’s preliminary report cited “jail beating.” Both face life in prison for depriving him of his constitutional rights.

‘A Pipeline Straight to Jail’

With a failing American educational system, the government’s abandonment of poor families and children living in blighted communities end up in prison. But how do they get from that child to that inmate?

VIDEO: Is Oklahoma Set to Execute an Innocent Man? Inside the...

Oklahoma is scheduled to execute Richard Glossip on Wednesday night. But as time is running out, is the state about to kill an innocent man? Democracy Now discusses the case.

VIDEO: After Mass Hunger Strikes and Lawsuits, Prisoners Force California to...

A legal settlement that may have major implications in prisons nationwide has claimed victory for prisoners' rights. California has agreed to greatly reduce the use of solitary confinement.

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Third police officer sentenced to prison for framing black males

“These three police officers from Biscayne Park disgraced themselves and damaged the public’s trust in law enforcement."

800 scientists sign declaration of support for global climate justice activists

"We believe it is our moral duty to act now, and we urge other scientists to join us in helping to protect humanity’s only home."

America’s dairyland may have a PFAS problem

First, there was Fred Stone, the third-generation dairy farmer in Maine who discovered that the milk from his cows contained harmful chemicals. Then...

Trump is selling out America in Syria and beyond

The most xenophobic and isolationist American president in modern history has been selling America to foreign powers for his personal benefit. That’s...
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Homewreckers: How Wall Street, banks & Trump’s inner circle used the 2008 housing crash...

We speak with investigative reporter Aaron Glantz about his new book “Homewreckers,” which looks at the devastating legacy of the foreclosure crisis...