Advocates for reform of the criminal justice system held a meeting in New York to talk about strategies to confront new challenges. February 13, 2017
The solution to Chicago's gun violence tragedy isn't more policing or tougher laws, but reversing neoliberal policies and confronting racism. January 16, 2017
The longtime Indigenous political prisoner reflects on his pride and sorrow as he sends solidarity to the struggle at Standing Rock. November 30, 2016
A member of the Central Park 5 talks about being the target of a witch hunt for a crime he didn't commit--something Donald Trump still won't admit.
October 26, 2016
Prisoners at the Merced County jail in California ended a hunger strike after officials agreed to consider several demands. October 25, 2016
Activists at a Seattle conference on transformative justice strategized about how to replace today's punitive "justice" system. October 18, 2016
Hundreds of people, led by former prisoners, gathered to demand the closure of New York City's notorious jail Rikers Island. October 3, 2016
A society that wants to stop drug addiction needs to deal with its root causes--not simply shame and punish drug users. September 29, 2016
Seattle activists won a victory when officials announced that they would postpone a plan to build a massive new police station. September 22, 2016
Several hundred people gathered in Oakland to march in solidarity with the nationwide strike by prisoners demanding their rights. September 19, 2016
Prisoners across the country are taking part in a national strike, withholding their work to protest terrible conditions, violence and forced labor. September 13, 2016
The Justice Department directive to stop using for-profit prisons is very limited, but it can open up opportunities to demand more. September 7, 2016
Two steps taken by the Justice Department are raising questions about the possibility of winning reforms to the U.S. prison system. August 25, 2016
The battle to get New York state to release aging prisoners took a tragic turn with the suicide of 70-year-old John MacKenzie. August 18, 2016
The 1 Percent needs a crude and violent system to maintain extreme inequality and contain protest and dissent. August 17, 2016
A new book tells the stories of four people who were wrongfully convicted and finally exonerated, but still suffer the consequences. August 3, 2016
The victim of a hit-and-run in New York is aiming to put a chink in the shield that allows police to get away with crimes every day. July 19, 2016
Grassroots activists took part in a 150-mile "March 4 Justice" to demand justice and full compensation for the falsely convicted. May 19, 2016
Gary Tyler, who was finally freed after 41 years unjustly behind bars, was the subject of a 2007 article on his nearly forgotten case.
May 5, 2016
A University of Washington student took on the Board of Regents for its insidious relationship to the prison-industrial complex. April 28, 2016
Video of the deaths of three Florida teens has their families asking why police didn't do more--and why the girls are being smeared.
April 26, 2016
New York activists have united to form "Justice 4 the Wrongfully Incarcerated" and demand an end to the system's abuses. March 30, 2016
The victims of solitary confinement are damned--not to lakes of fire, but to psychic torture so continuous that it seems eternal. February 29, 2016
New York City activists rallied to demand that the politicians talking about closing the infamous island jail start taking action. February 25, 2016
The jury that convicted NYPD officer Peter Liang for killing Akai Gurley ended a decade of impunity for "New York's finest." February 22, 2016
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