Intersections + Injustice

Illinois Law to End Cash Bail, Blocked at Last Minute, Now Hangs on Appeal

Just hours before a law to end cash bail in Illinois was due to take effect on January 1, the…

January 4, 2023

The Limits of AG’s Guidelines Against Crack-Powder Sentencing Disparity

US Attorney General Merrick Garland took action on December 16 to end the federal sentencing disparity between crack and powder…

December 21, 2022

How Drugs Grew in Our Prison Flower Beds for Over a Decade

[Read Part 1 of this story here.] Charlie was someone you’d expect to be an easy target in prison, and…

December 19, 2022

The Gardener Who Grew Our Health Care in Prison

For most of his time in Georgia Department of Corrections custody, Charlie was assigned to the horticulture crew. Over the…

December 15, 2022

There Are Overdoses in My Shelter Every Day. I Feel Trapped Here.

On average, I'd say there are two to three overdoses inside my shelter every day. All the staff carry Narcan,…

December 8, 2022

Honduras Police Mobilization Promises More Human Rights Abuses

On November 24, Honduras President Xiomara Castro declared a state of emergency in response to extortion. It follows cases of…

December 6, 2022

Efforts to Expand Community Violence Intervention in Wisconsin

Milwaukee, the largest city in Wisconsin, has suffered record homicides for three years in a row. The Milwaukee Police Department…

December 5, 2022

Surviving Solitary Confinement With the Help of Drugs

Of the 13 years I’ve spent incarcerated, 2020 was the worst. It was the year I lost hope in the…

November 30, 2022

MO Voted to Impose Police Budget Increase on Kansas City. What Now?

On November 8, voters across Missouri approved Amendment 4, a measure to increase annual police funding for Kansas City. It…

November 30, 2022

New Center Offers Free Legal Services to People Who Use Drugs in NJ

Rutgers Law Associates (RLA) and Vital Strategies recently announced the launch of a center to provide free legal services for…

November 28, 2022