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Jails and Prisons
Jails and Prisons news and analysis from The Nation
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Florida’s Prison Laborers Are Going On Strike
Demanding fair pay for their work and an end to brutal conditions, the inmates are putting pressure on the Florida prison system’s bottom line.
January 12, 2018
How Gang Policing Is Criminalizing Whole Communities
While the Ceasefire model of policing looks progressive, its reliance on gang indictments is anything but.
January 11, 2018
The incentive to incarcerate.
December 22, 2017
All They Want for Christmas Is a Limit on Solitary Confinement
Prison-reform advocates send New York Governor Andrew Cuomo a Christmas card, asking him to spend a day alone in a cell.
December 22, 2017
‘We’re Basically Guessing on These Cases’: Louisiana’s Disastrous Resentencing Hearings
SCOTUS has required the reconsideration of hundreds of sentences that put kids in prison for life.
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December 21, 2017
Keep the Fight Against Trump Alive With a Generous Donation This Holiday Season
These organizations are fighting the pernicious effects of his administration. Now’s the time to give them a boost.
December 20, 2017
This Ballot Initiative Could Restore Voting Rights to More Than a Million Floridians
If it passes, the measure will automatically re-enfranchise most felons after their sentences are complete.
December 14, 2017
Under Trump, the Private-Prison Boom Shows No Sign of Slowing
A conversation with Lauren-Brooke Eisen on her new book on private prisons and the long shadow of mass incarceration.
December 12, 2017
An HIV-Positive Gay Asylum Seeker Staged a 7-Day Hunger Strike in an ICE Detention Facility
Protesting prolonged detention, substandard medical care, and parole denial, Jesus Rodriguez Mendoza may soon stop eating again.
December 11, 2017
Our Prison Population Is Getting Older and Older
Could programs like compassionate release provide refuge from a criminal-justice system run amok?