Peace and Justice
Instead of Prison
by Sarah van GelderJun 03, 2011
- 2.3 million people behind bars. How to stop wasting lives and money.
Drug Warrior No More
by Norm StamperJun 03, 2011
- Seattle's ex-police chief now fights to end the war on drugs.
The Night I Forgave My Daughter’s Killer
by Marietta Jaeger-Lane, as told to Lynsi BurtonMay 27, 2011
- How a grieving mother put compassion before vengeance, and found closure along the way.
Truth and Reconciliation in New York
by David KaczynskiMay 13, 2011
- Ex-offenders and families of victims ask, how can we resolve the tension between our need to protect society, and our desire to believe in human redemption?
Just the Facts: It's a Locking-People-Up Problem
by Robert Mellinger and Doug PibelMay 12, 2011
- The American problem with mass incarceration is less about crime than it is about how—and who—we lock up.
The Locked Gate: Standing Up for My Brother, Troy Davis, on Death Row
by Martina Davis-Correia, as told to Jen MarloweMay 10, 2011
- My brother and I don't always agree, but I defend his innocence, and I'll never walk out on him again.
Connecting Prisons With Nature
by Benjamin Drummond, Sara Joy SteeleMay 06, 2011
- Video: Can prisons save money and the environment while changing lives?
Life With Poetry, But No Parole
by Spoon JacksonMay 06, 2011
- Locked up for life, prisoner poet Spoon Jackson discovered life as a "melody that flowed like free verse."
My First Vote
May 06, 2011
- "I was overjoyed when I got my voter registration card. I was a real citizen!" Ex-offenders on reclaiming the human right to vote.
"Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness"
May 01, 2011
- Amy Goodman talks to legal scholar Michelle Alexander about the new American caste system.
Photo Essay: The Innocents
May 01, 2011
- Photographs give a voice to our nation's wrongfully convicted.
Voices of Compassion
May 01, 2011
- Personal stories of life beyond bars.
YES! We Can Reinvent a Failed Prison System
by Sarah van GelderFeb 16, 2011
- YES! Magazine's summer issue will grapple with how to solve the U.S.'s prison problem. Here's a look at what we're planning—and a chance to share your ideas.
Raising Babies in Prison
by Abby QuillenJan 14, 2011
- Supporting the bond between inmates and their newborns gives these families a better start.
Photo Essay: A Mother's Love Behind Bars
by Cheryl Hanna-TruscottNov 15, 2010
- A unique program in Washington state allows mothers incarcerated for nonviolence crimes to care for their newborns.