Since COVID-19 wreaked havoc inside California’s prisons, conditions that helped the virus spread have been left unaddressed.
Adamu Chan remembers how it felt to be trapped in San Quentin as COVID-19 spread and how #StopSanQuentinOutbreak helped him get free.
New York City implemented a police surveillance transparency law, but activists are divided on if it helps or hurts their cause.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, jailhouse lawyers have struggled for safety measures, and against restrictions on privileges and mobility.
Bronx residents welcome the closure of Rikers but are worried plans for new jails will compromise dreams for truly community-created spaces.
Abolitionist organizers are building global solidarity, navigating a wide range of challenges from language to selective anti-imperialism.
In California, survivors of forced sterilizations in women’s prisons fight for reparations after a century of reproductive violence.
Chicago’s refusal to significantly reduce incarceration during the COVID-19 pandemic left a wake of preventable death and trauma.