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Video: Alone

What would it mean to marry someone behind bars? Directed by Garrett Bradley Running time: 12:19 Email subscribers may click on the title of this post to watch the video. … Continue reading

January 21, 2019 · Leave a comment

Chris Hedges: The Slaves Rebel

The only way to end slavery is to stop being a slave. Hundreds of men and women in prisons in some 17 states are refusing to carry out prison labor, … Continue reading

September 4, 2018 · Leave a comment

Brett Wilkins: What Have We Become? What We Have Always Been.

We are a nation that has, since its earliest days, stolen children from their parents. . Such was the case with the more than 100,000 Japanese men, women and children, … Continue reading

June 23, 2018 · 2 Comments

Rebecca Gordon: Becoming Stable Geniuses

Seeking New (and Very Old) Habits for a New Year A little over a year ago I wrote about the bloody nightmares rupturing my sleep and the night terrors gripping my little … Continue reading

January 30, 2018 · Leave a comment

Amy Roe: When Communities Say No One Should Stay in Jail Just Because They’re Poor

Five out of six people behind bars awaiting trial are there simply because they can’t afford bail. Community bail funds offer a solution. . When Dorothy Hinton-Adams was arrested for allegedly … Continue reading

November 29, 2017 · 1 Comment

Marc Jampole: Mass incarceration one arrest at a time

We should end mass incarceration laws and spend the savings on education and social welfare programs. In some ways, the term “mass incarceration” is a misnomer. The term immediately conjures … Continue reading

May 14, 2015 · 2 Comments

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