Friday, May 14, 2021

Tag: prison system

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.

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

Philly cops get priority courtroom seats.

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A leaking oil refinery on St. Croix gives Biden his first environmental justice test

Nearly 100,000 people have signed a petition calling for the closure of a controversial oil and gas facility that has sickened residents of the U.S. Virgin Island.

Sanders, Omar, and others introduce permanent universal school meals program

“No child in the richest country in the world should face hunger.”