Immigration and detention officials canceled visits at the Etowah County Detention Center following a protest calling for the facility’s closure and the abolition of immigration detention. Freedom For Immigrants (FFI), a nonprofit immigrant rights group, has organized visitation projects with over 4,500 volunteers from local groups like the Etowah Visitation
Prisoners say the head of California’s prison system was warned the day before hundreds of prisoners were involved in a fight.
The most popular statistic regarding the United States’ prison system is that there are 2.5 million people incarcerated. However, this figure significantly under-represents the number of people caged in this country each year.
Elizabeth Warren’s strategy appears to prioritize issues of privatization in prisons instead of seeing where issue fits into larger issue of incarceration.
Four Alabama prisoners began a hunger strike at the Limestone Correctional Facility in protest against corruption, abuse, and a lack of accountability for inhumane conditions in the state prison system. The hunger strike is a response to a call to action from a coalition of prisoner rights groups, including the
Federal prisoners and grassroots activists defeated plans by the United States government to embark on the most expensive prison construction project in the country’s history. The plans for a federal prison and labor camp in Letcher County, Kentucky, would have cost at least $444 million and resulted in serious and
Bernie Sanders’ 2020 opponents jumped at the opportunity to give a question on prisoner voting rights the answer it demanded in a shameful display of moralizing.
Eight Alabama prisoners in solitary confinement have gone on hunger strike. They’re part of Free Alabama Movement and/or linked to anti-violence program that was shut down by Alabama Department of Corrections.
Alabama prisoner Robert Earl Council, who has faced retaliation for organizing incarcerated workers for years, is in isolation after he was transferred.
Connecticut Could Be First State To Curb Blanket Discrimination Against People With Criminal Records
Connecticut could become first state in United States to prohibit blanket discrimination against people with criminal records.