The grants will help jail systems develop a plan for eliminating “the overuse and misuse of jails.” But prisoner advocate Dan Berger says this doesn’t address larger issues like police bias and racism.
Crisis Intervention Teams train police officers to understand mental illness without resorting to violence.
More than 40 percent of Palestinian males have spent time in Israeli prisons. The schools that operate within are increasingly important.
More than 60 counties, cities, and states—and some corporations—are reducing discrimination against former offenders by removing one small box from job applications.
Members of the Rochester-based group Da Cloth have sent the tape to more than 150 inmates.
Jazz singer Esperanza Spalding and company on standing up for people held without trial in America’s most controversial prison.
Much of the momentum in the movement to reform the use of solitary confinement in the United States comes from the work of prisoners themselves.
For decades the myth of failing public schools justified industrial-scale testing and a privatization agenda. Now radical educators are bursting the bubble test, getting culturally relevant, and restoring justice to the classroom.
In restorative justice, those who commit crimes have to face the consequences of their actions. After this Colorado policeman tried it out, he came to believe it's part of the answer to America's prison problem.
"Violence is not simply shooting people. Violence is also poverty. It's also incarceration—putting people in prison is incredibly violent."
The controversial Law of Parties expands the guilt for murder to include accomplices and those who knew the crime was going to occur.
After teaching students to understand and talk through their conflicts, schools in Denver and Los Angeles have seen major reductions in disciplinary action.