Decarcerating from Within
Here’s how imprisoned writers can offer reasoned analysis on policies affecting the carceral state.
Face to Face
The Visiting Room offers an intimate glimpse into the stories of Louisianians serving life without parole.
Don’t Believe the Hype
Mass incarceration hasn’t ended in San Francisco, or anywhere else. To achieve that goal, governments would first have to devolve power to the communities it has harmed the most.
In our imaginations, we need to break the equation of policing and public safety.
Why understanding restorative and transformative justice on their own terms, and at their best and worst, will help us build more of both.
Saving Our Own Lives: A Liberatory Practice of Harm Reduction
by Shira Hassan
This Is My Jail: Local Politics and the Rise of Mass Incarceration
by Melanie D. Newport
by El Jones
Detention Empire: Reagan’s War on Immigrants & the Seeds of Resistance
by Kristina Shull
And a Public Defender for All
We can celebrate the ascent of Ketanji Brown Jackson, while acknowledging that indigent defense remains woefully inadequate in this time of crisis.
A World Without Roe
The loss of the fundamental right to reproductive freedom will only lead to more state surveillance and criminalization of pregnant people.
Canaries in the Coalmine
We must not pretend that the countless people who are routinely targeted by police are isolated.
Judge Michelle Childs’ many denials of compassionate release signal a carceralism that should have no place on the Supreme Court.
No More Compromisers
The Supreme Court doesn’t need another Stephen Breyer. It needs someone who can openly confront the immorality of our criminal legal system.
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