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Instead of Protecting Incarcerated LGBT People from Violence, Prisons Put Them in Solitary

Solitary confinement shouldn't be used as a “solution” to violence in prisons. Read more »

For Black Students, Putting More Police in Schools Leads to Alarming Arrests

The brutal arrest of a student at Spring Valley High school isn't an isolated incident. Read more »

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 »

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