Saturday, June 6, 2020

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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If Trump sends the US military into states, it will ignite a peoples’ revolution

Can America and its Democracy withstand the attacks that are being made upon it from forces, not from without, but from within this country? What we desperately need, at this time, is a peoples’ revolution.

Lockdowns for the many, impunity for the few

“I was born in this county. I have never come across ill-feeling like this about anything. Everyone feels it is one law for us and one law for them. That is so unfair.”

American Stonewall: The Cops Have Already Lost

If a politician wants to exercise real leadership, let them proclaim a day of healing where they lead a march of police and protesters together in support of a new era in police relations.

New Trump appointee to foreign aid agency has denounced liberal democracy and ‘our homo-empire’

Merritt Corrigan has a history of denouncing liberal democracy and has said that the country is in the clutches of a “homo-empire” that pushes a “tyrannical LGBT agenda.”

Police are still killing unarmed black people

So far this year, 390 people have been killed by police, according to a Washington Post database of police shootings.