Three years ago the Supreme Court ruled on the cases of Miller v. Alabama and Jackson v. Hobbs , striking down statutes in 29 states that provided for mandatory life-without-parole (JLWOP) sentences for children.
The story seems an impossible one, too incredible to be true. How could there be an art class for prisoners at Rikers Island? How could it be that Salvador Dali was planning to attend one day in 1965? How could the painting he gifted to prisoners with be safe in…
14 year-old Ahmed Mohamed was arrested in Texas for bringing a home-made clock to school. Civilized Americans are rallying to his defense on Twitter under the #IStandWithAhmed hashtag.
What follows is the introduction to an educational resource developed by Project NIA on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Attica Prison revolt. Criminal Injustice is honored to republish this today, on the 44th anniversary of the Attica uprising. The legacy of the inmate resistance remains eternally relevant,…
Very rarely am I moved to comment on anything these days with the saturation of negative imagery, news, divisiveness, and demagoguery dominating every media outlet.
In the swirl of campaign driven talk of an “end to the era of mass incarceration”, it is crucial to consider again: What exactly does this mean? How could it possibly be achieved?
Ten Years Since Katrina: A Meditation on New Orleans We are black and alive, still, despite what the pictures say.
That reform trap door can open awfully fast under unsuspecting feet. Recently it opened up under Black youth leadership in the Windy City when the ACLU of Illinois announced the results of its secret negotiations with the City of Chicago regarding the Chicago Police Department’s “stop and frisk” practices.