COVID-19

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Our Outdated Washington Prison Leaves Us Vulnerable to Climate and COVID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

Brooklyn Federal Prison Denying Communication Rights in Pandemic

The Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC), a federal facility in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, has a long history of neglect and abuse,…

January 25, 2021

Biden Has a COVID Plan, But Won’t Learn Deeper Health Care Lessons

Donald Trump, the corrupt, narcissistic demagogue, has left the Whitehouse in the midst of a pandemic that killed 400,000 people…

January 21, 2021

Pandemic Hits Harm Reduction Workers Hard—Particularly “Peers”

A few weeks back, Soma Snakeoil, an artist and the founder of Los Angeles-based organization the Sidewalk Project, came across…

January 14, 2021

Detained Immigrants Face Retaliation Over COVID Hunger Strike

A group of immigrants under federal detention have reportedly been holding a hunger strike. Beginning on December 28, it took…

January 12, 2021