Latino Hamilton/April 30, 2017/Truthout When I was asked to write something “personal” about being sentenced to a prison term of 52 to 80 years, and the time I have served thus far, I was torn. During the last 23 years
Rachel Herzing/August 30, 2016/True Leap Press Rachel Herzing lives and works in Oakland, CA, where she fights the violence of policing and imprisonment. She is a co-founder of Critical Resistance, a national grassroots organization dedicated to abolishing the prison industrial
James Kilgore/August 26, 2016/Daily Kos I’ve been fighting against mass incarceration ever since I got out of prison in 2009 but I’m having a hard time getting excited about the feds cutting off the contracts for a few private prisons.
Ruth Wilson Gilmore /February 23, 2015/Social Justice After declining for three consecutive years, the US prison and jail population increased in 2013. The widely declared victory over mass incarceration was premature at best. Below I raise four areas of particular
Robby Soave/Aug. 18, 2016/Reason Liberal critics of the U.S. criminal justice system overwhelming cheered the Justice Department’s recent decision to cancel federal contracts with private prisons. Their enthusiasm for this misguided half-measure is disappointing, and betrays a fundamental misunderstanding of