The United States Department of Agriculture provided over $277 million in funding for county jail construction since 1996, according to documents obtained by Shadowproof. The funding came in the form of grants and long-term low-interest loans through the Community Facilities Direct Loan and Grant Program run by the USDA’s Rural
New Hampshire Governor Invokes Police And Victims To Justify Vetoing Death Penalty Abolition Bill—But They Support It
New Hampshire’s governor vows to veto a repeal of the death penalty because he “stands with” police and victims’ survivors even though they support the legislation.
Bret Grote of the Abolitionist Law Center talks about his organization’s work and an abolitionist approach to practicing law.
Interview: South Carolina Prisoners Challenge Narrative Around Violence At Lee Correctional Institution
Jared Ware interviews three South Carolina prisoners about violence, gangs, rehabilitation, and more following a deadly incident at Lee Correctional Institution.
Incarcerated survivors of the 1993 Lucasville Uprising are on hunger strike, demanding to know why Ohio officials restricted their phone and email access for nearly five days during the 25-year anniversary of the rebellion. Prison officials said the restrictions, which impacted at least five survivors, would be lifted by the
Victoria Law talks about prison publications and Tenacious, the zine she’s organized for nearly 16 years featuring the work of incarcerated women from around the country.
In a special two-part episode of Beyond Prisons, we discuss communicating with incarcerated people and interview pen pal and activist Ciara Kay.
Three of America’s worst local head prosecutors are running unopposed in the next election as of March 2018, and all three are Democrats.
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 Attempt To Deport Detained Sexual Abuse Victim After Agreeing To Provide Treatment
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.
Prison Contractor Blocks Austin Politician From Visiting Detained Immigrant Who Alleged Sexual Abuse By Guard
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.