Friday, August 12, 2022

Tag: prison system

What does accountability look like without punishment?

If we commit to abolishing "death-making institutions" and instead build those that are life-giving, we might not be so married to revenge and punishment.

Prison official charged with smuggling drugs into correctional institution

Rose repeatedly met with inmates and received text messages from contraband prisoner cellphones in order to coordinate the scheme.

The US spends more than $80 billion a year incarcerating 2.3...

"With movements calling for defunding and divesting, people are finally talking about spending and raising the heat on the thousands of corporations that profit off the millions of people we lock up."

What COVID-19 reveals about incarceration and how we can transform the...

We are being offered an opportunity to carefully examine a destructive, expensive, punitive system and transform it into one that could be just, restorative, and good for individuals and society as a whole.

Video reveals mother of 5 starving to death in jail cell

"...since this incident, our employees have received comprehensive training in crisis intervention.”

Higher education in America’s prisons: 4 essential reads

Research shows that providing education to such young men – and young women – when they become incarcerated makes them less likely to return to prison.

Reconsidering criminal punishment

We know that the prison system is expensive to maintain and not particularly effective. So what are other solutions to crime?

Prisons are not the answer to preventing crime

Rather than getting tough on crime, justice agencies need to get smart on crime.

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.

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Exploring the mindsets of typical, fanatical Trump supporters: part 3

This kind of subservient attitude and blind loyalty is unbelievable, beyond comprehension, it’s as if these Trumpsters may have been mind-conditioned.

With God on our side?

“It's not the violence of the few that scares me, it's the silence of the many.”

While Cuba deals with blazing fire, the U.S. watches and waits

Withholding assistance at this critical time indicates to Cubans, Cuban Americans and the world that the Biden Administration is not really interested in the well-being of the Cuban people, despite statements to the contrary.

Exploring the mindset of a typical hardcore Trump supporter

As I said these Americans are extremely angry and frustrated and want to see change so it seems like they are more than willing to support someone who is as angry as they are.

How employers are trying to thwart a wave of union drives

“Fear is a great motivator. That’s exactly how they operate.”