Topic: Injustice system

  • The roots of another American horror story

    The responses of political leaders to Devin Kelley's massacre were familiar--and left the real causes of violence unexamined.

  • A society built on violence

    Despite constant media coverage, the wider questions about a society where horrors like Las Vegas can take place go unanswered.

  • When a jail sentence becomes a death sentence

    Protesters in Binghamton, New York, gathered at the county jail to call for an end to brutal conditions and mass incarceration.

  • Care not criminalization

    More women are suffering from opioid addiction, and politicians' response is prison, not real solutions to addiction.

  • Another teen victim at Rikers Island

    The treatment of Pedro Hernandez by New York City's criminal justice system shows how little has changed despite calls for reform.

  • Arkansas speeds up its death machine

    The state of Arkansas plans to execute seven people in 11 days--before its execution drugs expire.

  • The human face of the drug war

    When people hear the real-life stories of prisoners victimized by the "war on drugs," public opinion begins to change.

  • Discussing the way toward justice in NYC

    Advocates for reform of the criminal justice system held a meeting in New York to talk about strategies to confront new challenges.

  • Rahm's false cures for an epidemic of violence

    The solution to Chicago's gun violence tragedy isn't more policing or tougher laws, but reversing neoliberal policies and confronting racism.

  • Our day of mourning

    The longtime Indigenous political prisoner reflects on his pride and sorrow as he sends solidarity to the struggle at Standing Rock.

  • Marked for death by Trump when he was 15

    A member of the Central Park 5 talks about being the target of a witch hunt for a crime he didn't commit--something Donald Trump still won't admit.

  • Calling out for prison justice

    Prisoners at the Merced County jail in California ended a hunger strike after officials agreed to consider several demands.

  • Alternatives to punishment

    Activists at a Seattle conference on transformative justice strategized about how to replace today's punitive "justice" system.

  • Marching against New York's Abu Ghraib

    Hundreds of people, led by former prisoners, gathered to demand the closure of New York City's notorious jail Rikers Island.

  • Exploiting an epidemic

    A society that wants to stop drug addiction needs to deal with its root causes--not simply shame and punish drug users.

  • We blocked the bunker in Seattle

    Seattle activists won a victory when officials announced that they would postpone a plan to build a massive new police station.

  • Stop the abuse of unfree labor

    Several hundred people gathered in Oakland to march in solidarity with the nationwide strike by prisoners demanding their rights.

  • On strike inside America's gulag

    Prisoners across the country are taking part in a national strike, withholding their work to protest terrible conditions, violence and forced labor.

  • What will end the barbarity?

    The Justice Department directive to stop using for-profit prisons is very limited, but it can open up opportunities to demand more.

  • Some measure of justice in an injustice system?

    Two steps taken by the Justice Department are raising questions about the possibility of winning reforms to the U.S. prison system.

  • If the risk is low, let them go

    The battle to get New York state to release aging prisoners took a tragic turn with the suicide of 70-year-old John MacKenzie.

  • Who goes to prison and who doesn't

    The 1 Percent needs a crude and violent system to maintain extreme inequality and contain protest and dissent.

  • Freed from prison but still not free

    A new book tells the stories of four people who were wrongfully convicted and finally exonerated, but still suffer the consequences.

  • Putting the "blue wall of silence" on trial

    The victim of a hit-and-run in New York is aiming to put a chink in the shield that allows police to get away with crimes every day.

  • On our march for justice through New York

    Grassroots activists took part in a 150-mile "March 4 Justice" to demand justice and full compensation for the falsely convicted.