Articles in Criminal Punishment

Prison Abolition Even For Elizabeth Holmes

Moms shouldn’t have their kids taken away. But the prison system does this routinely to parents across the country. Family separation is inherent to incarceration, which is why incarceration itself is an evil.

Why Authoritarianism Isn’t The Way to Get Nice Things

No, introducing Singapore-style canings is not going to make American public infrastructure stop sucking.

Everyday Violence Against Children

The criminal punishment system targets poor children and children of color for the harshest treatment without addressing the root causes of crime.

How Is Slavery Still Legal?

It is disturbing that there is even any debate about this. But even some Democrats have supported keeping forced labor legal.

The Illinois Mass Shooting Proves That The Guns Are The Problem

If you lock down the schools, shooters will kill outside. “Red flag” laws cannot isolate threats with accuracy. We have to take on gun ownership itself.

Job Creation Can Never Justify Prisons

Incarceration is an evil, and it’s unconscionable to do it for the sake of employing people. We need public works projects that uplift people rather than those that increase human suffering.

If the Training Recommends Murder, the Training Is Clearly Wrong

Far too often, U.S. cops take the easy way out by using deadly force.

Excited Delirium: How Cops Invented a Disease

It might not be “real” in the conventional sense, but it’s still a deadly diagnosis in the hands of police.

Inside the Dangerous World of Prison Organizing

Incarcerated activists are risking their lives to send a wake-up call to those outside.

New York City Has a Jail Problem

Opening new “borough-based” jails isn’t the answer. We need to try something different.

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