prison

“Sing, Unburied, Sing” Explores the Ghastly History of Mass Incarceration

Jesmyn Ward has written one of the best books of 2017.  Read more »

Trump Builds on Manifest Destiny with “The Wall”: FEMINISTS UNITED TO COMBAT KAKISTOCRACY IN TRUMP TIMES

The border is bearer of history, and 45 has revealed he is just another descendent of the architects of Manifest Destiny. Read more »

Welcome to “Oz”: 5 Ways HBO’s Original Series Changed TV Forever

Oz is one of TV’s greatest shows because it shifted the medium entirely. Read more »

Filtering Prison: “Orange is the New Black’s” Instagram Chooses Fandom Over Social Justice

Orange is the New Black’s Instagram takes a dramatically different tone than the show.  Read more »

The Pleasure Dome: Weed On, Weed Off

[L]ike almost all substances or experiences associated with pleasure, weed can be used in ways that help or harm people and relationships. Read more »

Slavery Never Ended: Prison as Punishment in “13th”

13th looks at the legacy of slavery in the United States and how it led to the imprisonment of 2.3 million people. Read more »

The Pain of Mothering Over a Payphone from Prison

The founder of Families for Justice as Healing talks about the realities of life in prison for moms.  Read more »

Popaganda: Invisible Prisons

The United States imprisons more people than any other country in the world. But we hardly ever hear real-life stories of incarceration in our pop culture.  On this episode, we share three stories about making prisons impossible to ignore. We hear voices from a recent national ... Read more »

The War on Drugs is an "Epic Fail"

Jay-Z, Molly Crabapple, and dream hampton teamed up for a new documentary short makes the racism of the War on Drugs. Read more »

Locked Down: On Disability and Incarceration

As a culture, we never addressed the ableist biases that led us to want to lock up disabled people in the first place.  Read more »

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