Breaking the cycle of crime and punishment.
Prisons That Work
posted Sep 30, 2000
- Survey of prison reform. Prisons that Work. Adapted from "A Model Prison," by Robert Worth, from Atlantic Monthly November 1995; "Prison without Walls," by Jim Merkel, from In Context, Spring 1994; and "Politically Correct Punishment" by Jeffrey Banner, Mother Jones' MoJo Wire, March 2000.
Choose Life: End the Death Penalty
by Sister Helen Prejeanposted Sep 30, 2000
- Sister Helen's work with Patrick Sonnier and her campaign against the death penalty.
The Hard Road of Forgiveness
by Mary Sue Pennposted Sep 30, 2000
- Bill Pelke forgives his grandmother's killer and works with Murder Victims' Families for Reconciliation to oppose the death penalty.
The Prison Industry Goes Global
by Stephen Nathanposted Sep 30, 2000
- Corporations promote prision privatization around the world and may use the World Trade Organization to open new markets.
by Jerome G. Millerposted Sep 30, 2000
- Why does the "home of the free" lock up 2 million men, women, boys, and girls-most of them people of color?
On the Day the Children Marched
by Reginald Sinclair Lewisposted Sep 30, 2000
- Children protest the scheduled execution of Reggie Lewis and march against capital punishment. Poetry.
by Michael Jonasposted Sep 30, 2000
- In 1990 Boston had 152 killings; in 1999, the number had fallen to 30, not one of them a juvenile. Boston's nationally acclaimed approach to stemming gang violence and youth crime is examined.
by Sarah van Gelderposted Sep 30, 2000
- Involving victims in the criminal justice system can lead to healing, community empowerment, and fewer repeated offenses.
by Carol Estesposted Sep 30, 2000
- the War on Drugs: the social cost of the drug war and the people in and out of the criminal justice system who are calling for an end to war.
Is It Time to Close the Prisons Discussion Guide
posted Sep 30, 2000
- Have you, or has someone close to you, spent time in jail or prison? What was the experience like? How did it change you/them?
Youth Court: Jury of Their Peers
by Edgar S. Cahnposted Sep 30, 2000
- The Time Dollar Youth Court in Washington, D.C. for first time juvenile offenders aims to keep first offenders from becoming hardened criminals.
Drama Behind Bars
by Zootposted Jun 30, 1998
- Can an actor and playwright bring discipline and racial harmony to inmates of California's toughest prisons? Zoot helps prisoners in his drama program transform into "Urban Legends"