Standing In Solidarity with the California Prison Hunger Strike

Image by Rashid Johnson (Red Onion Prison in Virginia) in support of CA hunger strikers

Dr. Venus Evans-Winters and Jamie Utt explain the California prison strike, and offer a constructive guide to supporting hunger-striking prisoners.

Stolen: A Letter from a Prisoner Serving Life without Parole

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Spoon Jackson does not define himself as a murderer, but by what he has done in the days since. How do you see him?

Too Cruel, Not Unusual Enough

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Kenneth E. Hartman’s anthology sheds light on the other death penalty: life without parole.

Is It Fair to Believe Men Can Be Summed Up By Our Desire to Drink, F*** and Swear?


Even “regular guys” aren’t two-dimensional stereotypes, says Tom Matlack.

Open Thread: Should Prisoners Be Allowed to Vote?

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Should prisoners retain their right to vote in elections? Should ex-cons regain their right to vote once they’re free?

Should Solitary Confinement in Prisons be Made Illegal?


Is Solitary Confinement a human rights abuse or a necessary evil in order to protect the general prison population?