Articles tagged with crime-and-prison

Matt Nadel

Angel Francisco Breard was executed by Virginia in contempt of a treaty that required his home country to be notified when he was first charged. What difference might it have made if the U.S. had obeyed the law?

Randall L. Kennedy

King could not accomplish what philosophers and theologians also failed to—distinguishing moral from immoral law in a polarized society.

Katharine S. Walter

Until COVID-19, tuberculosis killed more people each year than any other infectious disease. Its rising toll is increasingly fueled by mass incarceration.

Nia T. Evans

We need to reckon with police lies not only as a form of individual misconduct but as a matter of political speech.

Angela Y. Davis Gina Dent Erica R. Meiners Beth E. Richie Nia T. Evans

The authors of Abolition. Feminism. Now. discuss why racialized state violence and gender-based violence have to be fought together.

Baher Azmy

The lawless—and ongoing—administration of the prison by four American presidents underwrites the broader democratic crisis we face today.

Derecka Purnell Nia T. Evans

An interview with Derecka Purnell about her new book Becoming Abolitionists, how we should think about the systems that produce violence, and, ultimately, the resources that will allow people to live safely.

Andrew Ross

We must end the widespread practice of funding government budgets by extorting poor people apprehended for minor offenses.

Amanda Alexander Danielle Sered

Effective responses to violence—preventing it, interrupting it, holding people accountable, and helping people heal—already exist. We need to learn from and invest in them.

Jonathan M. Metzl

New York State Rifle & Pistol v. Bruen may give the right—and its politics of racial resentment—a major win, but at the cost of gun control laws known to prevent shootings.