As an investigative journalism student, I helped uncover proof that should have cleared Anthony McKinney’s name. Instead, he died in prison.
Progressives supported Prop 30 to send more money to schools but now the funds are headed to prisons. How could this happen—and can it be stopped?
A call for architects to refuse to design chambers of living death.
With Governor Jerry Brown taking a hardline position, strikers must turn to the courts, public opinion or the legislature.
President Obama should follow Attorney General Eric Holder’s lead and commute the sentences of low-level drug offenders.
There are over two million men and women incarcerated in the United States and most cannot afford to call their families.
The death of Billy “Guero” Sell will not be the last, warn advocates for prisoners refusing to eat or work.
Aamer, the last British resident still imprisoned at Guantánamo, has faced ongoing retaliation for speaking out against his detention. Now The Nation has evidence that he may be sent to Saudi Arabia.
For inmates with disabilities who are routinely denied their mental or physical needs, incarceration can be a nightmarish fight for survival.
The strikers are calling for an end to long-term solitary confinement and better prison conditions.