For 30 years, CCA's profits have grown because more people are behind bars. For CCA, the fact that America incarcerates more people than any other nation in the world isn't a human tragedy -- it's something they celebrate, because it makes them rich.
One morning, the buzzer rang. Three plain-clothes detectives were standing in the doorway. They put me in handcuffs (hands cuffed in front) which I'm told they do if there is not an imminent threat of violence.
The followings are remarks I gave on May 4 at the kickoff rally of the Philadelphia Moratorium Campaign at the First United Methodist Church of German...
while Deakins is quick to play down whatever small role he played in WALL•E's eventual enormous box office success, his creative contribution did not go unnoticed by others in the animation industry.
The Jewish Museum in Berlin. Photo: Yoani Sanchez The building is shaped like a dislocated Star of David. Gray, with a zinc-clad facade and little ...
Ever since I decided to research the mechanics of our prison system, I have been somewhat stuck.
Mass incarceration in our country is a problem, one that too often serves to line the pockets of for-profit prisons while tearing families apart and targeting people of color disproportionately.
Condemning people to pain and illness while they wait for a trial isn't justice, it is cruelty. And it must stop.
Affordable housing and school busing can do little to counter a disruptive family life or a dangerous neighborhood. We need an alternative: public boarding schools.
If drug policy reform stands a chance of becoming a reality, the cause must be mainstreamed to include a wider swath of the population.
If prison isn't working, what will? How about asking this question: "If so many people are using drugs, what's wrong with reality?" Locking up drug users doesn't address this question.
Instead of sending technical parole violators back to prison for technical parole violations, the offenders are instead redirected to community corrections centers which cost the state less money than it would to incarcerate an offender in a state prison.
Much has been said of the ways our criminal justice system has fallen short of that promise. But I didn't see it that day. I saw men and women in a dark place, bringing hope.
In the past four decades, 142 men and women were liberated from death row because they were innocent.
By Wesley Pepper I once spent a week in a special ed classroom as a student. I loved it because I was finally in a class with my best friend (who had ...
In a moment when the use of prolonged solitary confinement of youth is under increasing scrutiny around the country, a bill presents California with a critical opportunity to lead the way nationally in increasing access to rehabilitation and reducing harm for our young people.