Krystal Rountree of IAMWE Prison Advocacy Network. Photo by Brian Sonenstein.
05 Sep 2017

America Is Still A Slave Nation: Massive Abolitionist Gathering Held In Washington, D.C.

As white nationalists in Charlottesville and Boston provoked large, and at times, violent demonstrations, what may have been the largest gathering of abolitionists in the nation’s history took place in Washington, D.C. The Millions For Prisoners Human Rights March was the first march on Washington in opposition to prison slavery

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15 Aug 2017

The Neoliberal Record Of Kamala Harris: Reckon With It Instead Of Attacking Critics

Kamala Harris, a career prosecutor who served as California’s attorney general and is now a United States senator, is seen by liberals as the Democratic Party new “rising star”. Democrats are already touting the possibility of a 2020 presidential run, and any inkling of criticism, regardless of how genuine, faces

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10 Aug 2017

Beyond Prisons — Episode 11: Jailhouse Lawyers Speak

We’re joined by Jailhouse Lawyers Speak: a national collective of incarcerated people who provide legal assistance behind bars.

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James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in Delaware. Photo by trconrad2001 on Flickr
21 Jul 2017

Beyond Prisons — Episode 10: Demanding Human Rights At Vaughn feat. Emily Abendroth

On episode 10 of Beyond Prisons, we talk about Thomas Gordon, who is incarcerated at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center, a state prison in Delaware.

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Maya Schenwar, editor-in-chief of Truthout and author of "Locked Down, Locked Out: Why Prison Doesn't Work and How We Can Do Better."
03 Jun 2017

Beyond Prisons – Episode 6: Mothering Under Surveillance feat. Maya Schenwar

Brian and Kim speak with Maya Schenwar about her book, “Locked Down, Locked Out: Why Prison Doesn’t Work and How We Can Do Better.”

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16 May 2017

Interview With CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou On His New Book About Surviving Prison

Former CIA officer and whistleblower John Kiriakou joins special episode of “Unauthorized Disclosure” to discuss his new book, “Doing Time Like A Spy.”

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Five Mualimm-ak. Source: https://www.mrfivemualimmak.com
05 May 2017

Beyond Prisons — Episode 4: Abolition By Any Means Necessary feat. Five Mualimm-ak

In this candid and personal interview, activist Five Mualimm-ak discusses his life, reintegration, and why he’s fighting to abolish prisons by any means necessary.

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Angela Davis portrait. Photo by Thierry Ehrmann on Flickr.
27 Apr 2017

Beyond Prisons – Episode 3: Are Prisons Obsolete? (YES!)

Kim and Brian discuss Angela Davis’ book, “Are Prisons Obsolete?”—an excellent handbook on prison abolition and the prison industrial complex.

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Cook County resident Flonard was freed from jail by the Chicago Community Bond Fund. Photo: CCBF
25 Apr 2017

Chicago Community Bond Fund Saves Poor, Working Class Residents From Horror Of Cook County Jail

The Chicago Community Bond Fund helps people get out of jail who can’t afford bail, using their stories to push to end cash bond in Illinois.

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30 Nov 2016

Deconstructing Flaws In Important New Report On Solitary Confinement

A new report on solitary confinement provides access to important data on the number of people in some form of solitary confinement in the United States. However, because the United States prison system is not one body but a collection of fiefdoms that set their own administrative rules and definitions, the data

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