Peace and Justice

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
Patrice Gaines: We can keep our streets safe without throwing people away.
Addictions Originate in Unhappiness—and Compassion Could Be the Cure
by Gabor Maté
What kind of despair could lead someone to value short-term pain relief over life itself? The first question—always—is not “Why the addiction?” but “Why the pain?”
Horses as Healers
by Lorna Shepardson
What do you do with a teenager who’s angry, depressed, disconnected, or all of the above? Lorna Shepardson knows a magical gift horses possess that can help bring young people from the depths of darkness to a glimmer of self-confidence. This is Lorna’s story.
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
by Aaron Tanaka
Breaking through "tough on crime" policies to give all Americans a chance at employment.
Think Outside the Bars
by Michelle Alexander
Why real justice means fewer prisons.
Problem Child
by Arthur Longworth
A conversation through the walls of solitary confinement.
Instead of Prison
by Sarah van Gelder
2.3 million people behind bars. How to stop wasting lives and money.
Drug Warrior No More
by Norm Stamper
Seattle's ex-police chief now fights to end the war on drugs.
Vincent Harding: An Open Letter to President Obama
by Dr. Vincent Harding
Vincent Harding, a key figure in the civil rights movement and the author of Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous speech condemning the Vietnam War, tells of his reaction to the news of Osama bin Laden's death and his hopes for a just peace.
A Peaceful End to the War on Drugs?
by Rebecca Leisher
The international war on drugs isn't stopping drug use or trafficking—but it is ruining lives. Drug policy expert Sanho Tree on what we can do differently.
The Night I Forgave My Daughter’s Killer
by Marietta Jaeger-Lane, as told to Lynsi Burton
How a grieving mother put compassion before vengeance, and found closure along the way.
A 9/11 Friendship of Forgiveness
Phyllis Rodriguez' son was killed in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. Aicha el-Wafi's son was convicted of conspiring to plan the attack that killed him. In 2002, the two mothers met and became friends.
Mexicans Reject U.S.-Backed Drug War
by Laura Carlsen
Led by a popular poet, tens of thousands of protesters fill the streets of Mexico to speak out against the war on drugs.