The Round-Up

Examining our country's addiction to mass incarceration

Kalief Browder’s Tragic Death and the Criminal Injustice of Our Bail System

The cash bail system in America damages and takes lives.

By Udi Ofer
March 15, 2017

Court Leaders Nationwide Send Message to Debtors’ Prisons: Courts Are Not ATMs.

Being poor shouldn’t be a crime. New guidelines direct judges to make sure it isn’t.

By Nusrat Choudhury
February 6, 2017

James Burns Chose to Go Back Into Solitary Confinement for 30 Days, and He Livestreamed His Experience to Show the World Its Cruelty

James Burns suffered through solitary confinement as a young man. He went back between the walls to push for its abolition.

By Amy Fettig
January 10, 2017

In Stunning Reversal, Law Enforcement, Military, and Security Advisors Urge Homeland Security to Shift Away from Private Prisons

With people’s lives hanging in the balance, DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson should move quickly to reduce for-profit detention.

By Carl Takei, Joanne Lin
December 2, 2016

My Son Has Been In Prison For 30 Years. Parole Reform Could Bring Him Home.

Over three decades in prison my son has become a new man. If parole isn’t for him, then parole has to change.

By Sandra Berry-Hankins
November 29, 2016

It’s Time to Decriminalize Personal Drug Use and Possession. Basic Rights and Public Health Demand It.

When it comes to personal drug possession, the scales of justice are out of balance and need recalibration now.

By Tess Borden
October 14, 2016

No Review Necessary: Stop Using Private Prisons for Immigration Detention

The evidence is horrific and overwhelming: DHS must phase out the use of private prisons for immigration detention now.

By Carl Takei
August 31, 2016

End Prisons-for-Profit

A scathing report from the Justice Department's watchdog calls for “better oversight” of private prisons. That’s not enough.

By Carl Takei
August 12, 2016

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