Doing ‘Hard Time’ in the Nation’s Jails

by Chris Barker Photo by Michael Coghlan via Flickr   jails & prisons Before I had thought much about the distinction between jails and prisons, a local prosecutor suggested that I take my political science students to El Dorado Correctional Facility, a maximum-security state prison located about 45 minutes northeast of Wichita. We applied to the Kansas […]

Amerikan Crime Case #99: May 13, 1985: The MOVE Massacre

American Crime is a regular feature of revcom.us. Each installment will focus on one of the 100 worst crimes committed by the U.S. rulers—out of countless bloody crimes they have carried out against people around the world, from the founding of the U.S. to the present day.   Above: Osage Avenue burns after Philadelphia police dropped […]