When the Washington State DOC announced it would close the Washington State Reformatory, it caused a rift between incarcerated abolitionists.
Practicing journalism in prison is necessary, but incarcerated reporters face enormous risks and aggressive retaliation.
Rebuilding a life after years in a cage is a daunting task and some of those challenges are quantified and documented. But there are many more complicated, nuanced challenges that are less popularly known and harder to turn into data.
Inside Georgia’s prisons, Georgia Prisoners Speak fights barriers to the outside and engages in abolitionist political education.
Prison health care is designed to avoid or withhold care for as long as possible, often to the point of causing serious harm.
James Jones and Caren Holmes surveyed incarcerated people in the US and UK to collectivize our knowledge of mutual aid practices in prisons.
At Washington’s Stafford Creek Corrections Center, a group of incarcerated organizers have built community with local youths to fight for sentencing reforms, grappling with what it means to organize through an abolitionist lens from inside.
With right-wing mass shootings on the rise, increased surveillance represents a double-edged sword for communities of color most often targeted by such programs.
Since COVID-19 wreaked havoc inside California’s prisons, conditions that helped the virus spread have been left unaddressed.
Adamu Chan remembers how it felt to be trapped in San Quentin as COVID-19 spread and how #StopSanQuentinOutbreak helped him get free.