Even a few days in solitary confinement may increase a person’s risk of death after they are released from prison, new research suggests.
Every state in the United States of America has reported prison staffing shortages since 2017, according to research by Shadowproof.
New polling from Data For Progress shows a majority of American voters—especially Democrats and Independents—support decriminalizing sex work.
Attorney General William Barr swore in 18 members of a White House commission on policing—all of whom work in law enforcement.
Centering transgender prisoners can motivate reform within an abolitionist vision. But so-called solidarity has been used to legitimize incarceration, too.
Activists behind the Certain Days calendar join the Beyond Prisons Podcast to discuss their project, which raises money for prisoners and grassroots groups.
Jared Ware joins the Beyond Prisons podcast for a conversation on deteriorating abusive conditions within South Carolina prisons.
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 and their supporters in the US, UK, and the Caribbean requested the UN intervene in the humanitarian crisis inside South Carolina prisons.
In a followup to the episode, “Stop Hugging Cops,” Beyond Prisons hosts Brian Sonenstein and Kim Wilson discuss alternatives to calling the police.