Every weekday, dozens of inmates are released on parole from Huntsville State Penitentiary, the largest prison release center in Texas. With a bus ticket voucher and $100 release check, most of them spend their first minutes out of prison on phone calls, cigarettes, and quiet reflection at the Greyhound station up the block.
Now if I had wings like an an-gel
O-ver these pri-son walls I would fly
And I’d fly to the arms of my poor dar-lin’
And there I’d be wil-ling to die
The U.S. has a history of sterilizing women without their knowledge or permission, but states are working to make up for past mistakes.
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An interview with peace activist Kathy Kelly On January 23, Kathy Kelly, co-coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence, a campaign to end U.S. military and economic warfare, begins a three-month … Continue reading →
You can’t unring the bell, he admonished, meaning 1948, Israel. So all these bells are ringing, Nazi, Kamakazi waves out into the universe forever and I have seen you, as … Continue reading →
http:// Nelson Mandela on Non-Violence from BillMoyers.com on Vimeo.
Torture, indefinite detention, excessive force, and systematic discrimination and mistreatment have become part of the nation’s modern legacy. An official report by the United Nations Committee Against Torture released Friday … Continue reading →
Originally posted on Christy Ulmet:
By Christy Ulmet Three years after being released from prison, Lashonia Etheridge-Bey sat in a booth at a breakfast place, reminiscing on her relationship with…
When the prison system is designed not to provide “correction” but to create felons who are then second-class citizens forever, and when those prisons are holding hugely disproportionate numbers of … Continue reading →
Despite growing evidence that the private prison industry is neither humane nor cost-effective, for-profit incarceration has increased dramatically in the past 10 years, and nowhere has the boom been more obvious than along … Continue reading →