Weldon Angelos’ release from prison is a high-water mark for criminal justice reform advocates and a sign that maybe the tide is turning against the prison industrial complex and the policies that produce it
The DOJ’s announcement to discontinue the use of private prisons only affects about 16% of federal prisoners.
The recent and ongoing protests in major American cities like Dallas, Phoenix, Baton Rouge, and St. Paul have brought disheartening images to our TVs. While we mourn the death of five police officers in Dallas, it is noteworthy that the assailant was killed by a robot manufactured by Northrup Grumman, a war manufacturer. Though the […]
In addition to voting for state and local candidates this Election Day, voters in 14 states will be asked about legalizing marijuana. Reducing marijuana prohibition would be a major step toward ending the “war on drugs,” the government’s campaign against drug usage in the United States. Related: The War on Drugs, Part 1 Declaring a […]
Last April, the entire nation watched in shock and horror as the city of Baltimore descended into flames and police militarized against protesters who were demonstrating against the arrest and death of Freddie Gray. It started with a foot chase through a Baltimore neighborhood on April 12, 2015. Police claimed that they had first confronted Gray […]
Americans across the country celebrated the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. this week. And while this is an opportunity to remember all that MLK has done for the civil rights movement, it’s also a chance to reflect on the progress that still needs to be made. Exhibit A: the criminal justice system. In the […]