Thursday, June 13, 2024

Tag: prisons

Social distancing is not an option for people in prison and...

Families recount painful conversations with loved ones inside detention centers and join advocates demanding action that detainees be protected against spread of the coronavirus.

Mass incarceration: An American problem

Private prisons are profiting from America's mass incarceration problem.

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

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

The time of suffering

Bill Moyers reflects on the culture of cruelty in American politics.

Divest From Prisons, Invest in People—What Justice for Black Lives Really...

Instead of addressing the roots of drug addiction, mental illness, and poverty, we’ve come to accept policing and incarceration as catch-all solutions. It’s time for a change.

“End Modern Slavery!”

Inmates in prison are given opportunities to perform jobs for money in prison, however ,without getting paid anything close to living wages, they are released without the money to find housing and wind up homeless or living in shelters, making them more likely to re-offend.

The True Cost of Mass Incarceration Exceeds $1 Trillion

Ultimately, the social cost of mass incarceration is 11 times higher than total spent on the corrections system itself.

Protests Planned In Over 20 States To Expose ‘Slave-Like’ Conditions In...

Prisoners have had enough and are demanding fair pay for their labor.

Prison Labor Revolts Shake the Foundations of the Corporate State, Part...

The struggle doesn’t end with prison labor. Prisons also serve a generally repressive function, of which labor is a particular manifestation.

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Supreme Court justices accepted over $6.5 million in gifts, raising ethics concerns

These findings raise significant questions about judicial ethics and the potential influence of such gifts on the highest court in the land.

Sanders and Omar lead congressional push for Global Wealth Tax as Biden faces crucial...

This initiative, led by Brazil, aims to address the glaring disparities in global wealth distribution and strengthen efforts to achieve tax fairness.

120 countries have signed the Safe Schools Declaration. Sadly, the US isn’t one of...

Should the United States join the Safe Schools Declaration and support the global movement to protect education from attack?

UN passes binding ceasefire resolution as Israel intensifies Gaza bombings

Despite the UN Security Council's call for a ceasefire, Israel continues its deadly assault on Gaza, raising questions about the implementation and enforcement of international resolutions.

When Israel burned refugees alive, establishment media called it a ‘tragic accident’

As the world watched on social media and responded in outrage, US corporate media, once again, provided cover for the perpetrators of Israel’s genocide.