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Children Being Housed In Adult Prisons Is an...

On the eve of Oct. 17, 2016, 15-year-old Jaquin Thomas was found hanging in his cell at the Orleans Justice Center, an adult prison...

Is Sessions Resurrecting Failed ‘War On Drugs’...

There’s a new sheriff in town at the U.S. Justice Department, with newly installed Attorney General Jeff Sessions intent on sending a strong message...

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...

Why the Idea of Abolishing the Police...

Amid countless incidents of Blacks dying at the hands of police, the push for sweeping police reform is stronger than ever before. However, a...

As President Obama Recognizes Black History Month,...

As the nation celebrates Black History Month, America has much work to do, and a long way to go in doing right by Black...

Black Students Win Battle to Make University...

As Atlanta Blackstar reported in December, Black students at the University of California system—known collectively as the Afrikan Black Coalition—led an effort to force...

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...

Black Students Call for University of California...

As Black bodies are assaulted, disrespected and taken out in the streets, so too are they used, abused and manipulated for profit behind prison...

Whole Foods Market Will No Longer Sell...

Whole Foods Market, the supermarket chain specializing in natural foods, has announced that it will no longer sell food that is produced by prison...

New Study Says the Incarceration of a...

  Prison certainly takes a toll on those who are incarcerated, but families pay a heavy price as well. The $80 billion a year the...

8 Reasons President Obama’s Move to Free...

Obama Signs "Not So" Fair Sentencing Act In 2010,  President Obama signed the so-called Fair Sentencing Act to address the disparity of harsher sentencing for...

America Is Ripe for Reform as Congress...

American mass incarceration has been a bipartisan effort, brought on by the war on drugs and has bee  particularly harmful to the Black community....

President Obama’s Review of Solitary Confinement Signals Possible...

As a part of his new push for reform and an overhaul of the criminal justice system, President Obama has taken an interest in...

President Obama Becomes the First Siting President...

President Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to visit a prison when he toured El Reno federal prison outside Oklahoma City on July...

President Obama Wants to End Mass Incarceration,...

Nearing the end of his term in office, President Obama is focusing on the problems facing the U.S. criminal justice system, and more generally...

States Looking to Change the Fate of...

In a movement that could have an enormous impact on the Black community, Virginia has joined more than a dozen states that have banned...