Why Almost No One’s Being Let Out of Prison in Alabama
After a parolee murdered three people in 2018, Alabama’s parole rate has dropped to just 10 percent. It’s causing overcrowding and violence.
What It’s Like to Look For a Job After Prison
“We are much more than what we did wrong. When is punishment enough? When is it okay for you to come back to the workforce?”
A Military Tech Giant Is Using Prison Labor To Make Electronics
Incarcerated workers are making components for the military contractor BAE Systems—and only keeping a fraction of their paychecks.
Who Has to Clean Up White Supremacy's Mess?
In the face of racist violence, Black people, low-income folks, and incarcerated workers have long been forced to literally pick up the pieces. This week is no different.
Prisoners Are Loading COVID Victims Into Mobile Morgues for $2 an Hour in Texas
El Paso has recently experienced a huge spike in infections.
California Relies on Incarcerated Women to Fight Wildfires. Then it Abandons Them.
The state's desperate pleas for firefighters overlooks the fact that institutional barriers are preventing thousands of formerly incarcerated women and people of color with firefighting experience from working as full-time professional firefighters.
Cuomo's Prison Workers Say They're Not Actually Making Hand Sanitizer
Inmates told VICE that they're really just putting a mysterious vendor's existing product in 'NYS Clean' bottles.
Bloomberg Campaign Says It’ll Cut Ties With a Company That Used Prison Labor
"We didn't know about this and we never would have allowed it if we had,” Bloomberg spokesperson Julie Wood said in a statement.
Here's why inmates in 17 states are going on strike
Demanding an end to "prison slavery."
You might prefer to think that the mozzarella on your plate and the wine in your glass arrive thanks to the efforts of a maître fromager and an erudite vintner, but you may actually have to thank a prisoner.
Prisoners all over the US are on strike for 'an end to prison slavery'
Inmates in more than 20 states are refusing to go to jobs in which they're often forced to work for far less than minimum wage — or for no wages at all.
Hundreds of Inmates Across Alabama Have Gone on Strike to Protest 'Prison Slavery'
The Alabama prisoners have been coordinating with inmates in Mississippi and Virginia to call for a nationwide prisoner work stoppage in September.