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Beyond prisons

Breaking the cycle of crime and punishment.

Europe Bans Export of Death Penalty Drugs Europe Bans Export of Death Penalty Drugs
by Jennifer Kaye
The EU makes a bold move towards the abolition of executions everywhere.
James Bell: Real Justice for Youth James Bell: Real Justice for Youth
by Lindsay Kucera
More than 70 percent of incarcerated kids are minorities. This advocate wanted to find out why.
Lessons of a Police Chief: Militarization is a Mistake Lessons of a Police Chief: Militarization is a Mistake
by Norm Stamper
The police chief who oversaw Seattle’s crackdown on WTO protesters learned the dangers of militarization. His advice for a creating a police force that truly serves and protects communities.
Curriculum & Resources: The Innocence Project and Prison Food Curriculum & Resources: The Innocence Project and Prison Food
Use the Innocence Project’s interactive resources to understand the causes of wrongful convictions and exonerations, and see how your school's cafeteria food measures up to prison food with this tell-it-like-it is infographic.
Troy Davis' Last Request Troy Davis' Last Request
by Sarah van Gelder
Troy Davis’ last words before his execution on Wednesday night included this call: The tragedy of American capital punishment must come to an end.
What You Can Do to Stop the Execution of Troy Davis What You Can Do to Stop the Execution of Troy Davis
by Jen Marlowe
In two weeks, Georgia plans to execute a man whose guilt is in doubt, but there is still hope for clemency.
More Incarceration Is Not the Answer More Incarceration Is Not the Answer
by Ruth Wilson Gilmore
In California, the headlines about prisons always seem to be the same: out-of-control costs, inhumane living conditions. But it doesn’t need to be that way.
Righting Wrongs the Maori Way Righting Wrongs the Maori Way
by Allan MacRae, Howard Zehr
Instead of prison, New Zealand chooses restorative justice and community problem-solving.
School of Second Chances School of Second Chances
by Carol Estes
Inmates who get an education are less likely to reoffend when they're released. So why are prison education programs getting cut?
Rehabilitation, Not Punishment: A Better Solution to Crime Rehabilitation, Not Punishment: A Better Solution to Crime
Video: Sarah van Gelder, co-founder and executive editor of YES! Magazine, discusses the innovative approach to crime used in Hawaii’s only women’s prison.
Can Prison Be a Healing Place? Can Prison Be a Healing Place?
by Sarah van Gelder
Why the warden of Hawaii's only women's prison creates a sanctuary for its residents.
Restorative Justice: A Practical Alternative to Prison Restorative Justice: A Practical Alternative to Prison
Patrice Gaines: We can keep our streets safe without throwing people away.
Restoring Lives: Now That’s Justice Restoring Lives: Now That’s Justice
by Patrice Gaines
Forty years since prison, Patrice Gaines still fights to get free.
Ban the Box for a Fair Chance Ban the Box for a Fair Chance
by Aaron Tanaka
Breaking through "tough on crime" policies to give all Americans a chance at employment.
Think Outside the Bars Think Outside the Bars
by Michelle Alexander
Why real justice means fewer prisons.
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