Silja J.A. Talvi

Talvi's work has appeared in a wide variety newspapers and magazines nationwide, as well as several book anthologies including Body Outlaws (Seal Press, 2004, 3rd edition), Prison Nation (Rutgers, 2002), as well as an ensuing anthology, Prison Profiteers (The New Press, 2007).

In 2006, Talvi was awarded a national New American Ethnic Media award for immigration-related reporting, as well as her second consecutive national

Erasing Whiteness Erasing Whiteness

If women expect to shed the cruel and calculating artifice of race in our lifetimes, we must contribute to the emerging generation of literature that deconstructs racial categories...

Mar 22, 2006 / Feature / Silja J.A. Talvi

Criminalizing Motherhood Criminalizing Motherhood

More than 275 women have faced charges relating to drug use during their pregnancies.

Dec 3, 2003 / Feature / Silja J.A. Talvi

The Public Is the Enemy The Public Is the Enemy

On March 22, a few hundred peaceful antiwar protesters in Seattle who had gathered around the Federal Building suddenly found themselves being swept down streets by officers in...

Apr 24, 2003 / Editorial / Silja J.A. Talvi

The Other War The Other War

Mattie White remembers July 23, 1999, as the day her life was turned upside down.

Dec 24, 2002 / Feature / Silja J.A. Talvi

Prison’s Shameful Secret Prison’s Shameful Secret

Roderick Johnson, a 33-year-old African-American Navy veteran from a small town in rural Texas, didn't ask for it. Prison did it to him, and his life will never be the same.

Sep 9, 2002 / Feature / Silja J.A. Talvi