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Playing Offense in the Age of Mass Incarceration

Today we live in an era where one in three black men will go to jail during their lifetime. One in three!

Crime rates have been dropping for decades. 726 more words

“Locked in jail, within a jail, my mind is still free. . .” Political Prisoners, and Reactionary Losses

“With knowledge of self, there’s nothing I can’t solve, 360 degrees I revolve” — Rakim, Move the Crowd

“Hell is empty and all the devils are here,” 1,428 more words

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption

by Bryan Stevenson (Spiegel & Grau trade paperback 2015; copyright 2014)

Bryan Stevenson started working with prisoners on  death row  while he was still in law school. 795 more words


Slavery to Mass Incarceration

“Slavery to Mass Incarceration,” a short video by the Equal Justice Initiative. Narrated by Bryan Stevenson, illustrated by Molly Crabapple. Directed by… 52 more words


Mass Incarceration is NOT the Problem

Hola mi gente,
Thought I’d wade in… LOL

A major challenge of this movement is to do the work that will create more humane, habitable environments for people in prison without bolstering the permanence of the prison system. 754 more words

Victory For Mumia Abu-Jamal & All Inmates With Hepatitis C

Great news from the MumiaNYC website today:

Dear Friends, Comrades and All Mumia Supporters:

I have yet to read Judge Mariani’s ruling, but did get the amazing news from Bob Boyle, one of the two attorneys fighting relentlessly for almost a year now for Mumia to get the treatment he needs, by telephone, that the judge ruled in FAVOR OF MUMIA: that all those with Hep C are entitled to the Hep C cure! 356 more words

The Politics Of Oppression