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

Tyler was tried by an all-white jury, his lawyer had never before tried a capital case and spent little time with his client before trial. more

May 11, 2016 3:46 PM Dispatches

Abuse is rampant. more

Apr 25, 2016 3:04 PM Magazine

Aramark serves 380 million meals per year to correctional facilities across North America. more

Jan 22, 2016 3:12 PM Dispatches 4 Comments

The U.S. incarcerates more people than almost any other nation. But even worse, we incarcerate children. more

Dec 4, 2015 5:48 PM Public School Shakedown

During his U.S. visit, Pope Francis went places that few on the national political scene dare to go. more

Sep 30, 2015 3:32 PM Op-Eds

“They would start to change in disturbing ways...They became unkempt, less able to focus. I was watching them disintegrate.” more

Sep 28, 2015 10:50 PM Magazine

With more brutal killings and mysterious deaths while in police custody, it seems hardly a day goes by without a new dashboard camera video or protest calling out for justice. As these tragedies keep happening, I thought it might be helpfu... more

Jul 30, 2015 3:08 PM Dispatches

“The key to success is not how many people we put in, but how many we keep from coming back." more

May 28, 2015 1:13 AM Dispatches

In the Dirty Harry movies of the '70s and '80s, Clint Eastwood shot up the bad guys with his over-the-top Smith and Wesson that he often growled was “the most powerful handgun in the world.”   Dirty Harry's gun was much bigger (.45 caliber) th... more

May 26, 2015 8:24 PM Dispatches 4 Comments

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