prison reform

A$AP Rocky

A$AP's Mob Is Coming for Sweden

The rapper's team says his "inhumane" prison conditions include solitary confinement and a neighboring inmate who throws his own feces
Trone Dowd
7.10.19
Transgender violence

A Trans Woman Died at Rikers: “The City Failed to Protect Layleen”

The inmate was found unresponsive in her cell Saturday.
Emma Ockerman
6.10.19
The Kardashians

Kim Kardashian West Is Trying To Free A Man Convicted of Killing Children at a Sleepover

The mother of an 11-year-old victim says she's causing "immense pain."
Trone Dowd
6.3.19
prisons

Stabbings, gang rapes, and rats: DOJ gives Alabama 49 days to fix "cruel and unusual" prisons

The DOJ released a scathing 56-page report on Wednesday that details the "deplorable conditions" in 16 Alabama prisons.
Tess Owen
4.3.19
prison reform

'Starving The Beast': The Women Working To Close a Misused Atlanta Jail

Marilynn Winn, a formerly incarcerated 68-year-old Black woman, wants to repurpose Atlanta City Detention Center into a wellness and freedom center for the local community.
Kimberly Lawson
2.8.19
prison reform

The Prison System Is a Nightmare, but Not for the Reasons You Think

How it's become an agency of social control.
Seth Ferranti
1.14.19
prison reform

Federal judges are giving out shorter sentences in 30 cities since a key Supreme Court case

The Booker decision gave judges significantly more discretion to issue sentences that are harsher or more lenient than federal guidelines.
Tess Owen
1.10.19
prison

What It's Like Inside an 'Open' Prison

"Being in prison causes a lot of anguish. There’s nothing more than that, so we have to find a way to make confinement beneficial and not just a punishment."
Rodrigo Márquez Tizano
1.8.19
prison reform

Here's what the prison reform bill actually does — and doesn't do

It's a watershed moment in prison reform. Now it's up to the states, which house more than 90% of U.S. inmates.
Tess Owen
12.19.18
HIV

The HIV-Positive Inmate Who Spent a Year in Solitary for Having Consensual Sex

John Dorn's case stands to change wider prison policy around HIV criminalization.
Sony Salzman
11.26.18
prison reform

Here’s what’s in the prison reform bill Trump just backed

The bill already passed the House in May with bipartisan support and has now moved onto the Senate, with some major changes.
Emma Ockerman
11.15.18
Culture

Ava DuVernay, Lauryn Hill, and More Unite to Call for Prison Reform

During the fourth annual TIDAL X: BROOKLYN concert, Ava DuVernay will speak about the importance of criminal justice reform.
Danielle Kwateng-Clark
10.23.18
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