New York City implemented a police surveillance transparency law, but activists are divided on if it helps or hurts their cause.
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This article was funded by the Marvel Cooke Fellowship. Read more about this reporting project and make a contribution to fund our fellowship budget. In 2019, New York City made the historic pledge to shutter the 89-year-old Rikers Island jail complex by 2026. In the years since, budget restrictions and
Abolitionist organizers are building global solidarity, navigating a wide range of challenges from language to selective anti-imperialism.
In California, survivors of forced sterilizations in women’s prisons fight for reparations after a century of reproductive violence.
Chicago’s refusal to significantly reduce incarceration during the COVID-19 pandemic left a wake of preventable death and trauma.