mass incarceration

New York’s Infamous Rikers Island Could Become a Green Energy Hub

After New York City officials voted to permanently close the infamous Rikers Island jail complex, the question came up of…

November 3, 2022

White House Protest to Urge Release of All Federal Cannabis Prisoners

Hip hop artists Redman and M-1 of dead prez are joining Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP), the Last Prisoner…

October 21, 2022

Prisoners Without Cells or Beds Are Sleeping Outside in Georgia

Many effects of the understaffing crisis within the Georgia Department of Corrections have been well-documented, if not actually addressed. Trans…

October 17, 2022

“The Great Meltdown”: In Prisons, a Drug War Without Harm Reduction

Those of us incarcerated by the Georgia Department of Corrections got used to the drones a while ago. They've been…

October 7, 2022

Harm Reduction for Electronic Monitoring, Until We Can Abolish It

A new American Civil Liberties Union report on electronic monitoring (EM) lays out a blueprint for reducing systemic harms created…

October 4, 2022

Don’t Brag About Hiring People With Criminal Records If You Ignore Those of Us With Felonies

The first thing employers are going to ask me when I get out of prison and start applying for jobs…

September 27, 2022

Will Tennessee’s Initiative to Formally Outlaw Slavery Help Prisoners?

A ballot initiative in Tennessee would formally outlaw slavery in the state constitution. It would nullify an exception currently in…

September 21, 2022

Restoring Pell Grants to Prisoners Boosts Our Education—in Theory

In 2023, the Education Department will restore Pell Grant eligibility to incarcerated students and allow any nonprofit higher education facility…

September 20, 2022

Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner the Latest Target of Anti-Reform Backlash

On September 13, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed a resolution holding Philadelphia’s district attorney, high-profile reformer Larry Krasner, in…

September 15, 2022

American Bar Association Calls for the Abolition of Life-Without-Parole

The life-without-parole sentence is barbaric. Decarceration activists call it “death by incarceration.” Pope Francis denounced it as “a hidden death…

August 16, 2022