Jails and Prisons

A prisoner is shackled while attending a class for mental health in the Short-Term Restricted Housing Unit at California State Prison, Sacramento.

The New York Law Everyone Is Watching The New York Law Everyone Is Watching

The HALT Act was passed to end long-term solitary confinement. Enforcing it is a whole new struggle.

May 4, 2023 / Victoria Law

rows of barbed wire

A Texas Prison Guard Punishes a Woman for Talking About Abortion A Texas Prison Guard Punishes a Woman for Talking About Abortion

Legal experts told The Nation it’s not illegal. But that didn’t stop one guard from moving a woman to extreme isolation after sharing sexual health information.

May 2, 2023 / Victoria Law

soldier leads prisoner in Guant´namo Bay

Emptying Guantánamo Is Not the Same as Closing Guantánamo Emptying Guantánamo Is Not the Same as Closing Guantánamo

Unless the post-9/11 forever prison is permanently shuttered, it’s only a matter of time before one of Biden’s successors takes up Trump’s unrealized call to fill it back up with “...

May 2, 2023 / Column / Spencer Ackerman

The Night Carnival makes its way through Westminster on February 11, 2023, in London, England, calling for the release of Julian Assange

The Julian Assange Test Facing Every Member of the House The Julian Assange Test Facing Every Member of the House

How many representatives have the courage to defend the freedom of the press? Rashida Tlaib wants to find out.

Apr 14, 2023 / John Nichols

Chicago’s Rich Organizing Tradition Paid Off, Delivering Victory for Brandon Johnson

Chicago’s Rich Organizing Tradition Paid Off, Delivering Victory for Brandon Johnson Chicago’s Rich Organizing Tradition Paid Off, Delivering Victory for Brandon Johnson

The Windy City's first movement mayor faces a formidable array of challenges, testing him and the coalition that brought him into office.

Apr 13, 2023 / Barbara Ransby

Their Loved Ones Were Killed by Police. Why Are Officers Still Harassing Them?

Their Loved Ones Were Killed by Police. Why Are Officers Still Harassing Them? Their Loved Ones Were Killed by Police. Why Are Officers Still Harassing Them?

In Los Angeles County, grieving families are retaliated against for speaking out against police violence.

Apr 7, 2023 / Multimedia / Francisco Aviles Pino

It’s Been a Year. Why Hasn’t Biden Freed Eyvin Hernandez?

It’s Been a Year. Why Hasn’t Biden Freed Eyvin Hernandez? It’s Been a Year. Why Hasn’t Biden Freed Eyvin Hernandez?

The LA public defender was wrongfully and arbitrarily detained in Venezuela one year ago this week. It’s past time for the US government to bring him back.

Mar 30, 2023 / Traci Blackburn, Henry Martinez, and Bahar Mirhosseni

incarcerated firefighters walk through snow

Exploiting Prison Workers for Cheap Sheets Exploiting Prison Workers for Cheap Sheets

Research by advocates documents harsh conditions and unfair practices for incarcerated workers throughout the US prison system.

Mar 10, 2023 / Michelle Chen

Women imprisoned at Perryville State Prison

Arizona Prisoners Find Hope in Their Fight Against Forced Inductions Arizona Prisoners Find Hope in Their Fight Against Forced Inductions

A bill seeking to end the practice has languished without a hearing. Bill sponsor Athena Salman is not giving up, and neither are pregnant people in custody.

Mar 8, 2023 / Victoria Law

Illustration by Victor Juhasz.

When Force-Feeding Is Torture When Force-Feeding Is Torture

After years of litigation, The Nation and Type Investigations have acquired footage of a force-feeding at a federal prison. It shows treatment that may amount to torture.

Mar 8, 2023 / Feature / Aviva Stahl

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