Anthony Ray Hinton spent thirty years on death row before he was exonerated, and released in 2015. Here’s an excerpt from his forthcoming book, where he writes about waiting to be killed for crimes he didn't commit. more

Jan 31, 2018 9:34 PM Magazine



It would take a very stable genius to close Guantanamo. more

Jan 11, 2018 12:25 PM Dispatches 1 Comments

“I feel like I’ve seen firsthand what redemption looks like. This is it.” more

Dec 22, 2017 12:00 AM Magazine 1 Comments

“Despite Trump’s election and despite Jeff Sessions being the Attorney General, I see the community momentum for decarceration and rethinking the criminal justice system is still very vibrant.” more

Nov 15, 2017 8:37 AM Dispatches

A Michigan prison blocked an inmate from receiving their monthly issue of The Progressive. We want to know why. more

Nov 3, 2017 1:47 PM Dispatches

We want to be sure that companies like JPMorgan Chase are not profiting off of the backs of immigrant families. more

Aug 3, 2017 11:03 AM Dispatches

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LGTBQ+ people are six times more likely than the rest of the prison population to be sexually assaulted. more

Jun 28, 2017 10:33 AM Dispatches 1 Comments

Filmmaker Jenner Furst talks about the tragedy of our juvenile justice system, and a moment in history to possibly make it right. more

Mar 14, 2017 5:20 PM Dispatches


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The movement has won the ability to meet with detainees inside the prison, been able to offer sanctuary, and found legal help for families. more

Feb 1, 2017 10:23 AM Magazine

"Honey, hide the sharp knives." more

Jan 6, 2017 4:52 PM Dispatches

Wearing anything in Santa red will land you in solitary confinement. It’s a gang color, and a serious violation of prison rules. more

Dec 21, 2016 3:14 PM Op-Eds 1 Comments

The United States is the only nation in the world that sentences children to life in prison without parole. more

Jul 28, 2016 2:20 PM Op-Eds 1 Comments

"Do we love everybody?" more

Jul 19, 2016 2:46 PM Dispatches

Ordinary people everywhere should demand that international disputes be resolved by non-military means. more

Jun 22, 2016 6:10 PM Dispatches 1 Comments

Their goal is to pull public resources away from building prisons and toward alternatives that help us build a healthier society. more

Jun 15, 2016 8:44 PM Dispatches 1 Comments

A detention center is not the right project, economically or morally. more

May 18, 2016 3:22 PM Op-Eds

"What happened in court that morning could be called “criminal justice” only in that what was done to us by the court was criminal." more

May 12, 2016 3:39 PM Dispatches