Maintaining mental health in prison was already challenging before COVID-19 hit.
One of the most remarkable things about Chicago is its complex relationship with crime. The criminal-justice and court system is often so flawed, discriminatory, and unjust that it can seem as harmful as the crimes it seeks to control. For more than a century we’ve also had an entire industry dedicated to sensationalizing and mythologizing […]
Chicago rapper and prison abolitionist Ric Wilson knows the joy of combing through history for jewels of knowledge that enrich his connection to his hometown’s multifaceted Black communities. He also understands how to incorporate sounds from the past into contemporary music. Last year he found a kindred spirit in Terrace Martin, a Los Angeles jazz […]
The current book obsessions of Reader staff writer Maya Dukmasova and activist Mariame Kaba.
Protest images from the last two years will inspire you to get to the polls.
Abolitionist educator Mariame Kaba explores how survivors of sexual harassment and violence can find justice outside the legal system, and how perpetrators can embrace accountability.
Through toiletry drives, “bail-outs,” and reunification rides, local activists work to brighten Mother’s Day in jail and prison.
Kaba spoke at DePaul Thursday night on feminism and movement building under Trump.
Grassroots groups around Chicago are already putting abolitionist ideas into practice.