Culture Wars and Criminalization
Absent a sustained politics of solidarity, culture wars will continue to erode civil rights while criminalizing, surveilling, and punishing those who claim them
Putting Reentry Out of Business
Reentry is an extension of the carceral continuum, a limbo between confinement and freedom.
Mass Incarceration on the Cheap
Fiscal arguments have only led to a reconfigured carceral state—one that replaces one type of punishment for another while still harming millions.
Lessons from Ohio’s Bail Backlash
Fearmongering about public safety played a major role in the state’s midterm setback. But we can learn from it how to take control of the political narrative.
No Justice, No Pleas
Imagining the decarceral possibilities of plea strikes and defendant unions.
A Prosecutor’s Decarceral Potential
A new Minneapolis-area county attorney won’t end mass incarceration. But she has the potential to cause less harm and promote healing.
Imperfect Victims: Criminalized Survivors and the Promise of Abolition Feminism
by Leigh Goodmark
Stayed on Freedom: The Long History of Black Power Through One Family’s Journey
by Dan Berger
The Slow Violence of Immigration Court: Procedural Justice on Trial
by Maya Pagni Barak
States of Incarceration: Rebellion, Reform, and America’s Punishment System
by Jarrod Shanahan & Zhandarka Kurti
The End of Public Defenders
One path to ending mass incarceration is ending our modern conception of public defense. And being transparent about our work is one way to start.
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