Pay for your ankle bracelet or go to jail: The latest in criminal justice privitazation

by Josie Duffy attribution: dreamstime Rampant privatization is leading to collateral consequences. In almost every possible part of the criminal justice process, privatization results in a system that disproportionately punishes the indigent. Now the International Business Times reports there is a new way that for-profit justice is ruining the lives of the poor: GPS tracking. In […]

Hard Labor: Here’z the Weird Shit Inmatez Can Do for Work in US Prisonz

by Liz Fields September 9, 2015 Late last month, a 16-year-old inmate entrusted to work at a juvenile firefighting camp in Washington state escaped into the wilderness after sucker-punching a guard and fleeing. When deputies caught up with him eight hours later, the youth pulled out a loaded .22 caliber revolver he’d stolen from a […]

Officer of the Year Eric Casebolt’z brutality inspirez courageouz youth to fight back (Black)

by Queenandi XSheba, PoorNewsNetwork The honorable bronze statues at Birmingham, Alabama’s Kelly Ingram Park show a display of courageous youth, some as young as 8 years old, who refused to be silent and stood up for justice. Despite the vicious attacks by police dogs under the command of klansmen – yes, many police officers were […]

A Reflection of Our Barbarity: Jailing Immigrant Motherz and Babiez

By Sonali Kolhatkar   A Spanish and English welcome sign in a secured entrance area at the Karnes County Residential Center in Karnes City, Texas. (AP / Eric Gay) Hundreds of undocumented families who have fled from poverty, violence and organized crime in Central American countries including Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador are locked up […]

For the past 16 yearz, the Cuban 5 have spent Christmas (Navidad) in jail for protecting Amerikan and Cuban citizenz from Terrorism!

For the past 16 years, the Cuban 5 have spent Christmas (Navidad) in jail for protecting American and Cuban citizens from Terrorism! As we enter this joyous and generous holiday season, give the Cuban 5 the gift of SOLIDARITY! The Popular Education Project to Free the Cuban 5 is calling on all our freedom loving […]

Albert Woodfox Speakz To The Expertz

This past weekend, I visited Albert Woodfox for the umpteenth time in the last five years. All but one of the visits have been at the David Wade Correctional Center in Homer, Louisiana, five hours from where I live.  At the beginning, it was a grueling trip because I wasn’t used to it and I […]

6 Companiez That Make Their Money Ensnaring People In Our Prison System

  Probation services are being contracted out to the highest bidders. Photo Credit:   To be ensnared in America’s mass incarceration system means being in prison, on parole or probation. After three solid decades of rising arrest rates, there are now approximately 7,163,000 people in the penal system: nearly 10 percent of the population […]

Colorado prisoner: ‘I am held in slavery’

by Omar Gent I must expose this Colorado Jim Crow system in order to help others and to gain my freedom. To give an example: Prosecution by information as an alternative to prosecution by grand jury indictment in felony cases has been the practice in California since the adoption of the 1879 Constitution and is […]

The Prison Industry in the United Statez: Big Business or a New Form of Slavery?

  Human rights organizations, as well as political and social ones, are condemning what they are calling a new form of inhumane exploitation in the United States, where they say a prison population of up to 2 million – mostly Black and Hispanic – are working for various industries for a pittance. For the tycoons who […]