A conversation through the walls of solitary confinement.
2.3 million people behind bars. How to stop wasting lives and money. Sarah van Gelder introduces the Summer issue of YES! Magazine, “Beyond Prisons.”
Seattle’s ex-police chief now fights to end the war on drugs.
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.
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."