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.
How a grieving mother put compassion before vengeance, and found closure along the way.
Two mothers—one whose son was killed on 9/11, one whose son is jailed for conspiracy to commit the attacks—explain their unlikely friendship.
Led by a popular poet, tens of thousands of protesters fill the streets of Mexico to speak out against the war on drugs.
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?
Winona LaDuke: How Native farmers and gardeners are working to preserve their agricultural heritage.
The American problem with mass incarceration is less about crime than it is about how—and who—we lock up.
My brother and I don’t always agree, but I defend his innocence, and I’ll never walk out on him again.
We can all live well with what Earth provides—if we seek to make a living rather than a killing.
Video: Can prisons save money and the environment while changing lives?
Locked up for life, prisoner poet Spoon Jackson discovered life as a "melody that flowed like free verse."
“I was overjoyed when I got my voter registration card. I was a real citizen!” Ex-offenders on reclaiming the human right to vote.
After enduring years of toxic dumping and rising cancer rates, indigenous Ecuadorians took oil giant Chevron to court to fight for the life of the rainforest—and its people.
A 9/11 widow on working for peace when the world expects you to want revenge.
Pastor Don Mackenzie on how to keep religion from being used to justify hatred and suffering.