Oklahoma will execute prisoners using an experimental method never before attempted anywhere in the world: nitrogen hypoxia. Mike Hunter, the state’s attorney general, and Joe M. Allbaugh, the director of the department of corrections, announced Oklahoma will asphyxiate prisoners by locking them in a chamber that will fill with a
Immigration officials tried to deport a sexual abuse victim at an immigrant detention center after agreeing to a court settlement to provide mental health services.
An Austin City Council member was denied access to T. Don Hutto Residential Center, where he attempted to visit a woman who reported sexual assault by a guard.
Beyond Prisons host Kim Wilson talks to Dr. Tony Monteiro about the 150th anniversary of W.E.B. Du Bois’s birth and the significance of his work in our time.
An incarcerated immigrant woman, who alleged sexual harassment and assault by a corrections officer, said she was thrown in solitary confinement for 60 hours and was told she would not be released until she publicly recanted her accusations. Laura Monterrosa is a 23 year old immigrant from El Salvador detained
An undercover investigator posing as a correction officer smuggled drugs, alcohol, and a razor blade into jails in Manhattan and Brooklyn with incredible ease and found the Department of Corrections failed to implement reforms it supported publicly for nearly five years. A report published by the Department of Investigations [PDF],
Americans can’t endure endless tinkering with private health insurance. We must change the conversation on health care once and for all.
Selling Obamacare was almost impossible for Democrats; selling just a shittier version of Obamacare should be even more difficult for Republicans.
Calling for laws that would make everyone entitled to the same government assistance to afford health insurance and education is a good thing.
The Trump team has made it clear they are going after the highly unpopular individual mandate in the Affordable Care Act.
At this year’s World Economic Forum, political and corporate elites recognized populism was on the rise and that increasingly people rebuked their project.
President Donald Trump reportedly signed executive orders that will remove the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and start a renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). It increases the possibility that the Trump administration will deliver a fatal blow to neoliberal globalization. That such actions came
For years, news organizations interested in quick and easy traffic have had specially-assigned writers who post about clips from “The Daily Show.” But, as Jon Stewart prepares to leave the show, reporters are facing reassignment and even potential firings as media prepare to lose a cheap source of traffic.