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Survived and Punished: How Criminalization and Incarceration Punish Abuse Survivors

For Domestic Violence Awareness Month, activists discuss how abuse survivors are punished by the criminal justice system. Read more »

Popaganda Episode: Race, Gender, and Marijuana

Will the new cannabis entrepreneurs help right the wrongs of the war on drugs?   Read more »

Nearly 4,000 People Fighting California's Fires Are Paid Just $1 An Hour

Nearly half of California’s wildfire fighting crews are incarcerated people. Read more »

A Look at Feminist Forms of Justice That Don’t Involve the Police

Recognizing the limits of the criminal legal system, for decades women have organizing to defend themselves and keep each other safe.  Read more »

Before You Watch “Orange is the New Black,” Here Are 5 Facts To Know about Pregnancy in Prison

The Bureau of Justice found that nearly 3 percent of women entering federal prison are pregnant upon arrival. Read more »

What is Life Like for Deaf People in Prison?

Talila Lewis, center, speaking to the FCC about the rights of deaf people in prison. We’ve reached a critical moment in our history. As we incarcerate more people than ever before, we can no longer put off having honest conversations about the effects of police brutality and abuse of... Read more »

Black Girls Matter: A New Report Shows How Racism Plays a Role in School Suspensions

A new report shows that race clearly plays a role in school suspensions. Eight-year-olds sometimes throw tantrums. Twelve-year-olds occasionally ... Read more »

There's a New Sci-Fi Women-in-Prison Comic in Town: Bitch Planet

In a science-fiction version of our world, the government has outsourced prisons to other planets.  Read more »

Marissa Alexander and the Color of Violence

Art collaboration by Mazatl/Dignidad Rebelde, courtesy of the Free Marissa campaign Yesterday, the legal team supporting ... Read more »

"Locked Down, Locked Out" Shows How the Prison System is Rotten to Its Core

“Prison stays in the shadows because it’s built to stay in the shadows,” says Maya Schenwar, the author of Locked Down, Locked Out: How Prison... Read more »

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