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.
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
Seattle City Council Member Kshama Sawant and activist organizations regroup after head tax on Amazon and other large corporations was repealed.
Despite the corporate washing of Trump’s tax cut, data shows the windfall of money corporations are receiving from the tax cuts is not going to workers.
The profits from Seattle reaped by Amazon have prompted progressive organizations to call on Amazon to fund solutions to offset the rising cost of living.
Fast food chain Burgerville announced they would support a vote to establish a nationally recognized union at their Portland, Oregon location.
Hundreds of Disney World workers marched on March 23 after the company withheld bonuses from 41,000 union employees in Florida and California.
Single-payer advocates from center to left are obsessed with figuring out how to fully pay for universal health care. Here’s why that’s bad politics and bad policy.
These days a politician cannot seem to go anywhere without encountering a journalist, who thinks he or she has the right to thrust a recorder in your face and ask a question about the day’s latest developments that are making the news. Here are some tips for handling reporters, who
Weeks into the presidency of a buffoonish but vicious tyrant, I feel compelled to take off my black bandana, hooded sweatshirt, and kick off my steel-toed boots to reveal myself to the people. This is especially for those who believe the United States is faced with an uprising led by
We got a glimpse at copy of what Trump plans to do by his 100th day and, whoa! It’s simply incredible!
Read President Donald Trump’s remarks at a Black History Month event with African Americans.
Republican Speaker of the House Paul Ryan is both a media darling, who positions himself as a leader that can temper President Donald Trump’s extremism, and an embodiment of much of Ayn Rand’s most destructive ideology, who is eager to carry out the agenda of the Koch Brothers. He is
We watched or combed through the transcript of every confirmation hearing for Donald Trump’s cabinet picks this past week to bring you this explainer that is sure to make your knees buckle and induce nausea. This is not for the faint of liberal hearts. Here are the views of each