Small stories about big change.
Soldiers returning to a bleak job market grow a new set of skills.
Patrice Gaines: We can keep our streets safe without throwing people away.
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?”
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.
Forty years since prison, Patrice Gaines still fights to get free.
Breaking through "tough on crime" policies to give all Americans a chance at employment.
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.