The podcast, produced by the Detroit Justice Center, highlights how organizers are engaged in the hard work of abolishing police and prisons, and offers a counter-narrative to mainstream media reports.
Just as slavery couldn’t be reformed and had to be ended, policing can’t be reformed and has to be abolished, say leaders of modern-day abolitionist movements.
Changes in public attitudes toward the death penalty include factors like technological change and urbanization. But strategic actions by impassioned advocates can appeal to the public’s compassion.
Volunteers team up with people currently held in solitary confinement to build empathy, compassion, and advocacy for a world without prisons.
It’s not easy, but it is possible.
A network of government agencies and community service organizations have created a program to help formerly incarcerated people navigate life outside prison.
Indigenous activists see Deb Haaland’s leadership as an opportunity to re-imagine justice and safety in the U.S.
To the statement that prisons provide safety, we should ask, “Safety for whom? And from what?”
A veteran activist describes the international movement to abolish capital punishment.
Frustrations with the U.S. prison system have prompted a global search for alternatives. Yet the solution might not be as simple as “be like Scandinavia.”
In California’s most catastrophic wildfire season yet, an organization is challenging the state to hire firefighters who were previously incarcerated to help meet public safety needs.
In the wake of another police killing of an unarmed Black man struggling with a mental health disability, I asked what cops—and everyone—can do to help.
“I placed the phone call for my brother to get help, not for my brother to get lynched," says Joseph Prude.
The focus on reforms like improved training doesn’t solve racially biased policing. That’s because of the nature of policing itself.
There’s a mentality in prisons that places more value on power than protecting human life and we need to talk about that.
Due to the coronavirus outbreak, a less invasive model of policing is being employed. Here’s why we should consider this approach even after the pandemic.
Families recount painful conversations with loved ones inside detention centers and join advocates demanding action that detainees be protected against spread of the coronavirus.
Students suing the Ivy League say rather than helping to dismantle the system of “human caging,” the school is profiting from it.
A California-based program provides newly released long-term prisoners with a chance at a new life.
In dramatic effect, a Minneapolis resident dumps a bag of money onto a podium during public comments at the final City Council meeting on the 2020 budget last month. The
Some inmates are doing the chicken dance in the Pierce County Jail in Washington. They’re standing in a circle, so as they lift their arms to flap their wings, they
A 190-year-old prison complex in Philadelphia, once the largest and most modern prison in the world, is finding new life in the 21st century’s criminal justice reform movement. The last