Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, talks to Liliana Segura about the Supreme Court ruling on overcrowding in California prisons.
The author of The New Jim Crow says that it will take a grassroots movement to tackle our country's addiction to mass incarceration.
New statistics on US crime released by the FBI reveal that crime has dropped significantly over the past few years while prison populations have exploded, putting huge strains on state budgets.
A new law to address systemic sexual violence behind bars still fails to protect the health and rights of women who are assaulted.
Between indefinite detentions in Guantánamo and the treatment of Bradley Manning, President Obama has shown that the poisonous shards of Abu Ghraib are still with us.
Inside the secret, mostly Muslim prisons that ban virtually all contact with the outside world.
Bradley Manning is not the only person in the US held in pretrial solitary confinement. For many facing terrorism charges, it has become standard procedure.
Despite all the focus on Guantánamo, are a great many of America’s domestic prisons also beyond the rule of law?
Despite all the focus on Guantánamo, a great many of America’s domestic prisons also routinely abuse inmates and in actual practice are often beyond the rule of law.
Across the US, the juvenile justice system sends queer youth to prison in disproportionate numbers, fails to protect them from violence while they're inside and condones attempts to turn them straight.