Tags » Mass Incarceration

Fighting for Redemption in an Unjust System

Image caption: CADBI organizer Mrs. Dee Dee. Photo by Maddie Rose.

By Maddie Rose

For those serving life in prison in Pennsylvania, there is no parole. 1,458 more words

4 Reasons to Dismantle the Punitive State (Police, Prisons, Jails, and the Courts)

Image caption: “state violence as waged against varying U.S. demographics” featuring three pie charts. First chart reads “U.S. population: Black 13%, Hispanic 17%, White 63%.” Second chart reads “Population killed by police: Black 31%, Hispanic 12%, White 52%.” Third chart reads “People killed by police while not attacking: Black 39%, Hispanic 12%, White 46%.” 229 more words

The Tether Between Two Worlds: An Interview with Sergio De La Pava

Tobias Carroll | Longreads | May 2018 | 18 minutes (4,881 words)

Lost Empress addresses the injustice of mass incarceration, plays with the possibility of parallel universes, and uses arena football as a metaphor for how the revolution is unforeseeable. 5,243 more words

Story

Louisiana Prison Punishes Suicidal Inmates by Chaining Them Naked To Wooden Chairs

Louisiana is the world’s highest incarcerator by both rate and population, and it appears the state’s prisons are going to the most extreme measures to ensure that it forever remains at the top. 378 more words

Police Brutality

Angela Grant reblogged this on Failure to Listen and commented:

The new plantations where the unspeakable occurs daily. What one has to ask is the purpose of prison to torture and make sure prisoners never reintegrate into society? Or is it for men in uniform to become  master torturers?

Homeland Security Secretary Defends Inhumane Treatment of Undocumented Families

Kirstjen Nielsen, the current Homeland Security Secretary, has recently come out in defense of a policy separating undocumented parents from their children.  A move that certainly won’t age well in the eyes of history. 408 more words

Politics

Reclaiming My Rage

Recently, I’ve been spending a lot of time contemplating what it means to be black, a woman and thus a black woman in America. Needless to say, I’ve been pretty angry as well. 1,070 more words

Welcome to Third Year

It would be hard to miss her. She walked into the atrium, towering tall in a bright orange jumpsuit. She was led down the hallway, her handcuffed arms held straight out in front of her, palms parted as though to grasp a bouquet of flowers. 438 more words