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How Lawmakers Want To End Forced Prison Labor & “Finally Abolish Slavery”
Democrats want to amend the “Punishment Clause” of the 13th Amendment, which they say has “continued to drive the over-incarceration of Black Americans throughout the Jim Crow era.”
Trans Woman’s Family Settles Over Her Rikers Island Death—But They Say It’s Not Enough
Layleen Polanco died of an epileptic seizure in a solitary jail cell prompting demands for limits on solitary confinement in New York City jails.
California Relies On Inmates To Fight Wildfires. COVID-19 Has Led To A Shortage.
Thousands of inmates have been granted early release to prevent the spread of COVID-19, which has left fire camps without enough laborers to extinguish the hundreds of blazes.
WNBA’s Maya Moore Helps Release Jonathan Irons From 20+ Years In Prison
Irons spent over two decades behind bars for a crime he insisted he was misidentified for.
Paul Manafort Released From Prison For Home Confinement Over COVID-19 Concerns
No positive cases have been confirmed at the prison complex where Manafort was serving time.
The Stark Reality of Coronavirus in Prisons & Jails
Millions of incarcerated people are tightly packed with limited access to soap, masks, and basic health care, leading to a spike in COVID-19 cases.
Scientist Behind First Genetically Engineered Babies Sentenced to Prison
He Jiankui shocked the scientific world in 2018 when he announced that he had modified the DNA of human twin girls before they were born.
Incarcerated Mothers Reunite with Children During Holidays
These incarcerated women at the West Tennessee State Penitentiary were reunited with their children in the days before Christmas.
How ICE Flooded Louisiana’s Prison System with Asylum Seekers
Former jails are being turned into ICE detention centers across the Southern United States — this immigration attorney is fighting to provide legal assistance to imprisoned asylum detainees who face an uncertain fate
How the HART & Anti-Recidivism Coalition Helps Men in Prison Reclaim Their Lives
9 men released from prison are helping those still behind bars reclaim their lives, and their graduation ceremony will bring you to tears.
SF District Attorney Candidate Chesa Boudin On Criminal Justice Reform
This child of incarcerated parents dedicated his life to criminal justice reform and is now running for district attorney in San Francisco.
Formerly Incarcerated People Host First Presidential Forum in Prison
This presidential forum will give voice to formerly incarcerated people whose lives were disrupted by injustices such as targeted policing, racial profiling, and unequal sentencing.
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