Universal mandatory reporting laws increase complaints but do not reduce violence against children, research shows.
Children are the “collateral damage” of a system obsessed with punishing rather than supporting mothers.
A 20-second bond hearing changed the lives of Lavette Mayes and her children because she couldn’t afford bail.
After New York State ended a free bussing service designed to help families visit incarcerated loved ones in 2011, visits have plummeted.
Formerly incarcerated people suffer from losing their community twice — first while entering prison and again while leaving it.
The specter of gang membership is used to justify massive state violence against young men of color and their families.
Confinement in immigrant family jails traumatizes refugee children fleeing violence.
In the shadow of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Black families are ripped apart by mass incarceration.
Incarcerated parents — usually mothers — have to meet formidable benchmarks to avoid permanently losing custody.