Articles in Criminal Punishment

The Chicago Police Department Tortured People

Radical lawyer Flint Taylor discusses his work on Fred Hampton’s murder case, Chicago police torture, and prison abolition…


Why Can’t Prisoners Vote?

If we want to live in a democracy, we have to have universal suffrage. Period.


The Autobiography of Robert Pruett

Robert Pruett has been in prison since age 15. On Thursday the State of Texas plans to take his life…


Wait, Do People Actually Know Just How Evil This Man Is?

Joe Arpaio’s reign was two decades of intimidation, cruelty, and abuses of power…


Can Prison Abolition Ever Be Pragmatic?

Will incarceration always be a necessary evil?


Mass Incarceration and the Limits of Prose

Many books try to capture the truth of mass incarceration. But how can words hope to convey the reality?


Page 2 of 2