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 the pandemic have at once pushed back the proposed timeline and heightened the urgency to address conditions on the island. Even as the timeline
Abolitionist organizers are building global solidarity, navigating a wide range of challenges from language to selective anti-imperialism.
As Georgia moves into the next phase of the pandemic, it is becoming clear that the state’s incarcerated population has actually increased despite releases spurred by COVID-19. While state prison officials tout a “new vision” for parole released just earlier this year, underneath it all exists an arbitrary and unfair
Down Home is organizing an anti-jail movement in a seemingly unlikely place: rural and conservative North Carolina.
In California, survivors of forced sterilizations in women’s prisons fight for reparations after a century of reproductive violence.
A man incarcerated at the Toledo Correctional Institution in Ohio has ended a 48-day hunger strike, his family said.