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.
Beyond Prisons returns from summer break with a special double episode on “Gladiator Fights” with IWOC organizer Brooke Terpstra.
Invoking Massacres In Dayton And El Paso, Chicago Police Chief Spreads Disinformation About Bail Reform
In the wake of massacres in Dayton and El Paso, Chicago police chief Eddie Johnson once again promoted misinformation about bail reform and how it has fueled gun violence in Chicago. Seven people were reportedly killed, and at least 46 individuals were injured in shootings that took place from Friday
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
The Justice Department drafted an opinion arguing the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) may not ban or regulate drugs used to execute prisoners.
Sarah K. Tyson joins the Beyond Prisons podcast for a conversation about her work as a philosopher, anti-violence advocate, and prison educator.