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Prison labor news and analysis from The Nation
May 11, 2017
Rick Perlstein: What We Didn’t Understand About Trump
Plus Atossa Araxia Abrahamian on redefining money and Heather Ann Thompson on Attica.
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May 8, 2017
The Prisoner Firefighters Battling California’s Wildfires
Three clips from a new film exploring the seemingly ordinary landscapes touched by our prison system.
November 8, 2016
5 Books You Need to Understand the Origins of Incarceration
October 14, 2016
At Least 24,000 Inmates Have Staged Coordinated Protests in the Past Month. Why Have You Not Heard of Their Actions?
Hunger strikes, labor strikes, and other actions have hit at least 29 prisons in at least 12 states.
September 28, 2016
The Military Logic of Punishing Chelsea Manning’s Suicide Attempt
The state’s control over the body is paramount.
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September 7, 2016
This Week May See the Largest Prison Strike in US History
Across 24 states, inmates are sick of poisoned water, solitary confinement, and forced labor.
July 11, 2016
The Next Step for Organized Labor? People in Prison.
The Industrial Workers of the World is calling for a nationwide prison strike in September.
April 21, 2016
The 1988 Seoul Olympics Were a Horror Show of Human Rights Abuses. Will Rio Be the Same?
Brazil’s latest political turmoil doesn’t bode well for the 2016 Games in Rio.
November 20, 2015
How Prison Reform Could Turn the Prison-Industrial Complex Into the Treatment-Industrial Complex
The private prison industry is exploiting prison reform efforts by shifting from brick-and-mortar carceral facilities to
outsourced social services
August 17, 2015
Prison Education Reduces Recidivism by Over 40 Percent. Why Aren’t We Funding More of It?
Giving prisoners access to financial aid for college tuition is the first step towards “de-carceration.”