Pastor and activist Justin Douglas will soon be plunged into an insider role, helping run the state’s capital county. Can he leverage his new power to change Harrisburg’s deadly facility?
December 19, 2023
As Los Angeles Politicians Trade Barbs, Jail Deaths Keep Mounting
December 22, 2023
Out of Sight
A Future for Susanville
Plans to shutter a California prison offer halting glimpses of a different world: an economy that doesn’t revolve around incarceration, a country where losing your job isn’t tantamount to ruin, and an opening for abolition.
“I’m Just Another Traffic Stop”
Chicago built a new police team to rebuild community trust. It harassed drivers of color instead.
Vacancies and Zombie Commissioners Leave Opening for Parole Reform in New York
Upcoming appointments by Governor Kathy Hochul could push New York’s parole board away from a culture of perpetual punishment
The Big Lie Messengers Who Carry a Badge and Gun
Arizona’s Mark Lamb and a network of far-right sheriffs around the country are partnering with leading purveyors of election fraud conspiracies, part of an escalating campaign to police the vote.
Spotlight on jail deaths
Who Elects their Prosecutors and Sheriffs in 2024?
Our Bolts resource has the answers. Despite being an odd year, 2024 will shape criminal legal institutions around the nation with roughly 2,000 elections for prosecutor and sheriff.
Calls from prison and jail
January 8, 2024
San Francisco Expands Free Jail Communications by Adding Tablet Services
The move is part of a recent wave of jails and prisons starting to decouple carceral communications from a profit motive.
August 4, 2023
Massachusetts Is Making Communications Free for Incarcerated People
The reform would eliminate the exorbitant charges people face to keep in touch with loved ones in jail and prison, removing a heavy financial burden for thousands.