The mayoral candidates need to remember that hope is political.
Category: On Prisons
Torture by any other name
Solitary confinement is brutal torture. I have experienced it firsthand.
To act justly, to love mercy
It’s time to truly act on criminal justice reform.
Without education or job training, what hope do people in prison have for rehabilitation?
People in prison perform essential work, but the 13th Amendment prevents them from being treated with dignity.
Shooting ourselves in the foot
Harsh penalties for gun crimes don’t make communities safer.
On demand, without apology
Stripping the right to abortion harms incarcerated women.
Drinking water in Illinois prisons is a crapshoot
The tap water at Stateville has been dangerous for decades.
The ‘tough on crime’ myth
When candidates say they’re “tough on crime,” what they really mean is “we’ll put more Black people in prison.”
A very dark place
Maintaining mental health in prison was already challenging before COVID-19 hit.
A new, deadly COVID outbreak in an Illinois prison
An update from inside Stateville Correctional Center