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.