Kim and Brian discuss Angela Davis’ book, “Are Prisons Obsolete?”—an excellent handbook on prison abolition and the prison industrial complex.
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.
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
A new report provides a rare view of “current comprehensive data on the use of restricted housing,” which is more commonly known as solitary confinement. Released by the Association of State Correctional Administrators (ASCA) and Yale Law Schools’ Liman Program, the report, “Aiming To Reduce Time-In-Cell,” outlines efforts undertaken by various jurisdictions
Wheeler’s testimony is a rare example of a prisoner’s stories and experiences shared without the monitoring or interference of prison administrators.
On this episode, we keep the focus on the massive, nationwide #PrisonStrike that began on September 9th and which we covered in our last episode.
Donna Murch outlines brutal system where black Americans are criminalized and forced to pay for their punishment while incarcerated.
A survey of US crime victims indicates they favor funding education, jobs, health care, and other services over incarceration by wide margins.
A federal lawsuit claims a pregnant pre-trial inmate was denied basic access to healthcare that could have saved the life of her unborn child.
Isolation is a defining characteristic of incarceration, but a growing body of research shows contact with family is essential to reducing recidivism.