Your Teen Is In Juvenile Detention: Here’s the Bill

There are two important things to understand about the prison system in the United States: it’s based on retributive justice, and it’s a for-profit enterprise. There’s a reason they refer to it as the ‘prison-industrial complex,’ because the whole system is designed to generate massive amounts of money for power players, including not just private […]

Do Some Prisoners Matter More Than Others?

When I get into conversations with people about prisoner rights, the conditions in US prison, and specific prison reform issues—like getting rid of solitary confinement and addressing the health care gap in prisons—there’s always a significant elephant in the room. On the surface, many self-identified progressives support prisoner rights, at the very least opposing the […]