Mass incarceration
US political prisoner Mutulu Shakur granted parole

After over 36 years in prison, movement elder, political prisoner, and revolutionary health worker Mutulu Shakur has been granted parole with less than six months to live

Slavery was on the ballot in the US midterms. Who voted to abolish it?

More than 150 years after slavery was outlawed in the US, the practice persists in the form of forced, unpaid prison labor. Five states had the opportunity to end this.

Biden’s marijuana pardon: What does it really mean?

No one will walk out of prison solely due to Biden’s pardon as marijuana possession is almost entirely prosecuted at the State level. It is unclear if State governors will follow in Biden’s footsteps

Alabama prisoners organize a system-wide shut down

On September 26 Alabama prison officials made a rare admission: prisoners had initiated work stoppages at every single major correctional facility in the state.

Is the US legal system at war with its people?

Incarcerations, brutality, and torture are common in the US. Activists claim that this amounts to a war waged against racially marginalized, poor, and working-class people.

Black August: Jalil Muntaqim on the Black liberation struggle inside and outside prison walls

Black August is a recognition of former political prisoners such as Jalil Muntaqim, who spent 49 years behind bars in US prisons

US political prisoner Mutulu Shakur has six months to live. Will courts finally grant compassionate release?

Renowned revolutionary leader and health worker Mutulu Shakur has spent over three decades in prison. As his cancer worsens, activists are demanding his release.

All charges dropped against wrongfully convicted youth Prakash Churaman

After years of fighting the incarceration system, Prakash alongside family, friends, and activists celebrated freedom after all charges against him were dropped by prosecutors

Execution postponed for wrongfully convicted Texas mother

Across the United States, public figures and everyday people came together in support of Melissa Lucio, sentenced to death without evidence

Ruchell Magee: US prisoner, political thinker, rebel, and still fighting for release after 67 years

The longest held political prisoner in the US has been punished for decades for his participation in a modern day slave rebellion

Fighting for his life: An interview with Prakash Churaman

Prakash Churaman grew up behind bars after being accused of a crime he didn’t commit, now he’s fighting for his freedom

Death toll in infamous New York prison reaches 11 this year as crisis spirals

The death of Isa Abdul Karim, at the Rikers Island prison complex in New York City, is the latest in the recent spate of deaths in a jail infamous for neglect and abuse of inmates