Shoatz was transferred to a hospital in Pennsylvania amid a legal challenge to life in prison without parole.
Prisoners’ inability to vote means we can’t vote for fair-minded judges who will protect our rights in civil court.
Over 400,000 vaccinated and unvaccinated guards potentially serve as vectors for spreading disease.
“We’re talking about a hostage situation and the answer is to free the hostages,” says Kelly Hayes.
Rikers Island guards appear to be engaging in work stoppages to demand more guards and less oversight of their abuses.
The pandemic has only exacerbated the poor conditions that I’ve experienced for 35 years in prison.
The merging of location tracking and biometrics has increased the potential for criminalization through technology.
The Biden administration is advertising for a new contract to operate a migrant detention facility at Guantánamo.
11 of the 13 states in the South still have the death penalty on the books despite declining national support.
If the system is functioning as it is designed to, then “reform” will almost always find ways to reinforce the norm.