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Former Drug Dealer Details His Journey from...

Malik Wade stood waiting for a strange car to pull into the damp alleyway. The air was cold and brittle against his face. A...

Massachusetts Court Dismisses 21,000 Drug Cases After...

In what is being described as the largest single dismissal of wrongful criminal convictions in U.S. history, a Massachusetts court has dismissed over 21,000...

The Roots of Mass Incarceration

Two hundred young Black and brown men hauled into Southern District of New York Federal District Court in Manhattan on federal conspiracy charges, 70...

A Society Without Prisons: Envisioning the Radical...

Over the past decade, we have experienced a resurgence of interest in social justice as the movement for Black lives continues to grow. Black...

The Trauma of the Prison Pipeline for...

Barack Obama made history in 2015 by becoming the first sitting president to visit a federal prison in an attempt to bring attention to his...

Can Anyone Hear My Plea? Race, Criminal...

Of all the compelling information, interviews and realities contained in Ava Duvernay’s riveting, Oscar-nominated documentary on mass incarceration, "13th", one particular statistic stands out:...

Racial Bias Results In Blacks, Latinos Being...

In a nation that is governed by racial biases and the criminalization of Blackness, so is the U.S. system of mass incarceration governed through...

How Mass Incarceration Developed into a Modern-Day...

On any given day in the United States, one in 10 Black men in their 30s is in prison or jail. In fact, one...

President Obama Sets New Record After Commuting...

President Barack Obama pardoned the criminal sentences of 214 inmates Wednesday, breaking his previous single-day record in an effort to spur criminal justice reform...

New Ava DuVernay Doc to Explore Racial...

Ava DuVernay will make history when her documentary exploring mass incarceration and racial inequality opens this year's New York Film Festival. The annual event will...

The Incarceration of a Loved One Takes...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L606ChEqYY8&feature=youtu.be Prison certainly takes a toll on those who are incarcerated, but families pay a heavy price as well. The $80 billion a year the...

Report: Local Jails Now Profiting from Warehousing...

The U.S. locks up more people than any other country in the world. A nation that represents just under 5 percent of the world's...

Top Civil Rights Attorney Offers Compelling Argument...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7mjh4EO87g On Friday's episode of PBS NewsHour, in the latest installment of their "Broken Justice" series, attorney and activist Bryan Stevenson talks about mass incarceration...

Study: ‘Ban the Box’ Double-Edged Sword for...

In a classic example of unintended consequences, the effort to “ban the box” may cause more harm than good, in some cases.  According to...

Behind Bars: 6 Things You Should Know...

March is Women’s History Month, a time to reflect upon the accomplishments that women have made in our lives and in our communities, the...

Race Trumps Wealth: Affluent Black Kids Have...

In America, race trumps class, race trumps wealth, and race trumps everything else, especially when it comes to incarceration. It was already well established...

After Years of Overcrowding, Harsh Sentencing Alabama...

Alabama is known for many things, but the humane treatment of prisoners is not one of them. This Southern state — where the legacy...

Now That Complexion of Addicts Has Changed...

These days, the so-called “war on drugs” has taken a dramatic turn, with a shift away from treating substance abuse as a criminal issue,...

Reparations Now: UN Working Panel Recommends U.S....

Slavery reparations is not only a domestic matter, but an international human rights issue as well.  In what can only be described as a...

Life Sentences Destroy Black Families and Communities:...

“Mass incarceration” is quite the buzzword these days, as a growing number of Americans are behind bars or have a loved one who is...

Instruments of Torture: Since Slavery, White Supremacy...

A recent report by The Guardian found that Black men are the most common targets of police use of deadly force, and are nine...