mass incarceration

Biden’s “Safer America Plan” Involves Hiring 100,000 More Cops

On July 21, the Biden administration released its “Safer America Plan,” part of its budget for the 2023 fiscal year.…

July 26, 2022

How Prison and Parole Can Pull You Into a Debt Trap

In her late 20s, Laura* sold an eighth of Vitablend to a person who turned out to be an undercover…

July 20, 2022

Biden: “We’re Working on” Fulfilling Pledge to Free Marijuana Prisoners

President Joe Biden says his administration is “working on” plans to fulfill his campaign pledge to free people who are…

July 18, 2022

A Pandemic of Anxiety in Prison

For several months, the country's COVID cases have been in a relative downtrend. In the free world, many people can…

July 1, 2022

Does Gun Control Have to Mean a “War on Guns”?

On June 25, President Biden signed into law the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, the bill introduced in the wake of…

June 27, 2022

Out Early From a 15-Year Carfentanil Sentence, Her Next Fight Begins

Wendy Kraus-Heitmann has had a hard life, but one that someone could write a good book about. Raised in Nebraska,…

June 13, 2022

Prison Didn’t Rehabilitate Me, But Using Meth in Prison Did

It’s ironic in retrospect that drugs were part of why I went to prison, because drugs were also why, while…

June 7, 2022

Lifers, Lab Rats and the Mandatory Minimums Experiment

In the 1950s, John Hopkins University Professor Curt Richter ran a series of experiments on rats that involved placing them…

June 6, 2022

Why Allowing Only Prison-Issue Cell Phones Hurts Our Reentry Prospects

The Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) is no longer allowing prisoners on work release to acquire their own cell phones.…

May 26, 2022

Judge Orders County to Offer OUD Meds to All Jailed Patients, in US First

A New York district judge has ordered upstate Jefferson County to offer medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD) to all…

May 25, 2022