COVID-19

Homeless New Yorkers Fight for Their Rights as Hotel Evictions Continue

Winston Tokuhisa first became homeless in 2006, at the age of 20. Since then, he’s been on and off the…

July 28, 2021

How Can We Improve COVID Vaccine Access for People Who Use Drugs?

Millions of Americans are happy to finally be venturing out of their quarantine cocoons, emboldened by newly minted COVID-19 vaccine…

July 15, 2021

Can the Pandemic Usher in a New Age of Harm Reduction Awareness?

While still suffering the toll of a deadly global virus, we begin the delicate process of rebuilding our communities under…

July 13, 2021

Politicians Cite COVID-19 Science; What About the Smoking Pandemic?

And then I see the disinfectant, where it knocks it out in one minute, and is there a way you…

June 15, 2021

A Year Into COVID, Prisoners Still in the Dark About Stimulus Checks

Nearly 13 months since the first coronavirus relief bill was signed and nearly three months since the inauguration of a…

April 13, 2021

Unhoused Berkeley, CA Residents Struggle for Water During Pandemic

There’s a cruel irony to lacking access to quality water as the sky pours rain, a luxury development’s fountain spews…

March 15, 2021

Our Outdated Washington Prison Leaves Us Vulnerable to Climate and COVID

The Washington State Reformatory (WSR), where I’ve been incarcerated for the past three years, is a prison unit within the…

February 17, 2021

Detainees at St. Louis City Jail Rise Up to Protest Inhumane Treatment

Dozens of people incarcerated at St. Louis City Justice Center (CJC) protested inhumane and life-threatening conditions on February 6 by…

February 10, 2021

Homeless NYC Residents Grill Mayoral Candidates on Housing Crisis

The race is on to become the next leader of New York City, with 22 declared candidates so far to…

February 8, 2021

“They Want to Do Me In”: The Prisoner Who Fought COVID Overcrowding

In May, as COVID-19 loomed over incarcerated people across the country, Ivan Von Staich filed an administrative grievance to transfer…

February 8, 2021