Explaining the shocking racial skew in America's corporate corrections industry
Terms of new sentencing law retroactively apply to some, but thousands still languish.
We all pay a heavy price for America's ill-fated war on drugs.
District attorney who knowingly sent the wrong man away for 25 years gets 10 days in jail.
Esperanza Spalding sings for justice as the Senate prepares indefinite detention debate.
U.S. penal and foreign policies only make matters worse, while corporations profit.
My guest this week is Temple University professor Heather Ann Thompson, speaking on Attica and the criminal justice system.
A teenager killed my 3-year-old son, Casson Xavier “Biscuit” Evans, during a drive-by shooting 17 years ago. Yet I celebrate the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to abolish mandatory life-without-parole sentences for youths.
But I still decry mandatory life sentences without the possibility of parole for anyone, regardless of age.
This month is Mental Health Month, and there is one place where mental disorders are shamefully going untreated: in our prisons.
Dec. 10 is international human rights day, and one thing we can do in the United States to honor it is to stop incarcerating persons with disabilities.
This week, the Justice Department found that inmates and employees at ten federal prisons were exposed to toxic metals while processing e-waste for recycling. The report confirms a March 2009 article in The Progressive.
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and one place we need to be especially aware of sexual assault is behind bars.