Monday, November 18, 2019

Tag: prisons

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.

‘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?

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In a major win for the environment, world’s largest bank says goodbye to fossil...

The bank's decision to end all financing of oil, gas, and coal projects after 2021 will make it the first multilateral lender to rule out financing for projects that contribute to the climate crisis.

Peruvian innovators launch banana leaf biodegradable dishes to combat plastic consumption

Chewa Plant aims to manufacture and commercialize the disposable dishes to help reduce plastic consumption and the pollution it causes.

In a step towards justice, US Senate passes bill with funds for missing and...

Lack of sufficient data and jurisdictional issues has been a huge obstacle for finding justice for Indigenous women that are victims of violence.

Demanding Kavanaugh impeachment, law students launch nationwide strike against illegitimate justice

"We cannot accept a system that empowers a man who repeatedly lied under oath and a judiciary review process that only performs a sham of an investigation into his misconduct."

America’s arms sales addiction

The 50-year history of U.S. dominance of the Middle Eastern arms trade.