25 Oct 2019

Die Jim Crow Project To Become First U.S. Record Label Devoted To Incarcerated Musicians

The Die Jim Crow project has recorded over 50 musicians in five prisons in Colorado, Ohio, Mississippi, and South Carolina. They have dozens of unreleased tracks and launched a Kickstarter to expand into a non-profit record label.

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30 Sep 2019

Trans Behind Bars: Homophobia Persists At Shakopee Prison After End To No-Touch Policy

A homophobic, transphobic culture persists at Minnesota’s Shakopee prison after successful organizing against a no-touch policy and for trans men to receive hormones.

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These are actual tiny child handcuffs used by the US government to restrain captured Native American children and drag them away from their families to send them to boarding schools where their identities, cultures and their rights to speak their Native languages were forcefully stripped away from them. (Photo: US government)
27 Mar 2019

Mass Incarceration Since 1492: Native American Encounters With Criminal Injustice

Critical accounts of police abuse and mass incarceration overlook structural violence visited upon Native peoples for centuries, and how it relates to and differs from Black peoples’ experiences.

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Candice Crowder. Photo via Medina Orthwein LLP.
09 Jan 2019

Black Transgender Woman Who Survived Rape And Box Cutter Attack Sues California Prison Employees

Candice Crowder sues California prison employees after she was violently raped, placed in solitary confinement, and attacked with a box cutter.

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Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.
31 Oct 2018

Former CIA Employee Accused Of Leaking To WikiLeaks Describes Inhumane Treatment In Detention

Josh Schulte, a former CIA employee accused of leaking “Vault 7” files to WikiLeaks, claims the Metropolitan Correctional Center has put him in solitary confinement.

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Credit: Kempis "Ghani" Songster
04 Oct 2018

Beyond Prisons — Episode 29: Kempis ‘Ghani’ Songster (Part 1)

Kim Wilson interviews formerly incarcerated activist Kempis “Ghani” Songster in part one of Beyond Prisons episode 29.

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Credit: Sean Damon
07 Aug 2018

Beyond Prisons — Episode 27: Sean Damon

Sean Damon of the Amistad Law Project, a public interest law center focused on the human rights of incarcerated people, joins Episode 27 of Beyond Prisons.

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Photo via the Campaign to Fight Toxic Prisons
07 Jun 2018

Beyond Prisons — Episode 25: Fight Toxic Prisons

Panagioti Tsolkas, an organizer with the Campaign to Fight Toxic Prisons, discusses the intersections between the criminal legal system and the environment.

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Photo by Devyn Springer
02 Nov 2017

Beyond Prisons — Episode 14: Mental Health And The Community feat. Devyn Springer (Part 1)

Artist, writer, and organizer Devyn Springer talks about his work with mental health response networks in Atlanta.

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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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