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Jails and Prisons
Jails and Prisons news and analysis from The Nation
September 19, 2017
Can Black Lives Matter Win in the Age of Trump?
You could be forgiven for thinking the movement has gone quiet. But you’d be wrong.
September 15, 2017
How Do We Build a Racial Justice Movement Too Powerful to Ignore?
A panel on race and resistance in Trump’s America, featuring Alicia Garza, Walter Mosley, Steve Phillips, Joan Walsh, and Mark Hertsgaard.
September 13, 2017
ICE Wants to Destroy Its Records of In-Custody Deaths, Sexual Assault, and Other Detainee Files
As ICE steps up enforcement operations—and abuses—the agency is simultaneously asking to cover over its own history.
September 11, 2017
Brooklyn Is America’s Next Shot at Electing a Progressive Prosecutor
Reform comes first and foremost in the Democratic primary.
September 7, 2017
A Question for Stephen Miller
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August 31, 2017
Our Criminal Courts Are Failing Juvenile Defendants
Young people are too often viewed as social liabilities rather than individuals with a future.
August 30, 2017
Why 1 Anarchist Is Choosing Jail Over Grand-Jury Testimony
For decades, grand juries have been used to investigate and intimidate activist communities.
August 25, 2017
The Activists Who Took Down the Confederate Statue in Durham Still Need Our Help. Here’s What You Can Do
Activists from the viral video are facing felony charges.
August 18, 2017
The Secret to This Video Game? You Can’t Win.
Brave New Films created a game that mimics the feeling of being trapped in debt.
August 15, 2017
Can Jeff Sessions Provide Justice for Heather Heyer?
Sessions’s perverted sense of justice continues to undermine civil rights, not protect them.
Katrina vanden Heuvel