prison reform

prison reform

'Starving The Beast': The Women Working To Close a Misused Atlanta Jail

Marilynn Winn, a formerly incarcerated 68-year-old Black woman, wants to repurpose Atlanta City Detention Center into a wellness and freedom center for the local community.
Kimberly Lawson
2.8.19
Culture

Ava DuVernay, Lauryn Hill, and More Unite to Call for Prison Reform

During the fourth annual TIDAL X: BROOKLYN concert, Ava DuVernay will speak about the importance of criminal justice reform.
Danielle Kwateng-Clark
10.23.18
mental health

The Grandma Suing a Utah Prison Over Her Teenage Grandson's Suicide

Janet Crane alleges her intellectually disabled grandson spent most of his life being bullied, beaten and abused in various Utah facilities. Now she's fighting for justice.
Sirin Kale
10.24.16
prison

Here's Who Profits Off of Mass Incarceration After Private Prisons Close

In a groundbreaking move, the Department of Justice has announced that it will end its use of private prisons—but for-profit immigration detention centers with brutal, abusive conditions will be unaffected by the directive.
Aviva Stahl
8.19.16
prison

Judge Outraged After Female Inmate Brought to Court with No Pants

In Kentucky, a judge was outraged after a female inmate was brought into her courtroom without pants on, having been denied access to female hygiene products for days. Advocates explain how our prison system is failing women.
Sirin Kale
8.1.16
Interviews

The People Making a Crowdfunding Platform for Incarcerated Trans People

A team of trans activists, including Grace Dunham, aim to redistribute wealth back where it's most needed.
Diana Tourjée
7.11.16
LGBTQ

Transgender Inmate Wins Historic Case Against Prison Guards Who Assaulted Her

Thanks to the Prison Rape Elimination Act, transgender inmate Sandy Brown won her case against the prison guards who placed her in solitary confinement and told her to kill herself.
Gabby Bess
9.25.15