Intersections + Injustice

Crack, Mass Incarceration and Black Trauma: Jeffrey’s Story

Jeffrey Calhoun has been shot seven times and sent to prison three. Had he not been granted clemency by President…

August 20, 2020

The “Progressive Prosecutor” Movement Spreads, But Unevenly

It is hard for prosecutors to let go of the prosecutorial identity, as seen by the numerous US politicians and…

August 19, 2020

Drive to Free Black Woman With Marijuana Life Sentence Exposes “Habitual Criminal” Laws

“Give a mother the chance to hold her child again.” So reads a petition, launched on August 15, to free…

August 19, 2020

Don’t Blame Protests for COVID—Defund Police for Communities’ Health

Hundreds of thousands have gathered across the country this summer to protest the police killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor,…

August 19, 2020

Rx Opioid Users Have More Labor Rights Than Heroin Users

In the United States, access to disability accommodations and protections are not guaranteed to all employees with opioid use disorders.…

August 17, 2020

Methadone Patients’ Data Poised to Be Entered Into PDMPs

Starting August 14, methadone patients face the very real possibility that their long-protected privacy will be gone. The Substance Abuse…

August 12, 2020

Law Enforcement Unions Sue for Fear LA Will Vote to Fund Communities, Not Cops

A diverse group of Los Angeles labor organizations, helmed by law enforcement, is working to block voters from deciding whether…

August 11, 2020

Will Californians Vote to Eliminate Cash Bail in November?

Voters in the nation’s largest state will have the chance in November to decide directly on a key policy impacting…

August 10, 2020

Prisoners’ Justice Day Is Every Day for Those of Us Who Have Lived Inside

Prisoners’ Justice Day is every day of the year to all of us who have been incarcerated. But we come…

August 10, 2020

New Jersey Bill Could Belatedly Release One in Five People From Prison

On July 30, the New Jersey state Senate voted in favor of a bill that could free about 3,000, or…

August 3, 2020