State legislatures and elected officials around the country have almost always responded to crime with more police funding in spite of little to no positive results. Instead, they could tackle the recidivism rate, solve the housing crisis, and reduce poverty.
Formerly incarcerated mental health care providers are supplementing traditional resources for those still in prison—with mutually beneficial results.
Everette Taylor has been as good a father as the prison system has allowed. He’s one of millions of Americans who remains incarcerated for far too long.
Breonna Taylor's father, who remained close to all six children, including Breonna while she was alive, is being held in a Michigan prison. An incarcerated writer makes the case for Everette’s freedom.
Everette Taylor didn’t get to say goodbye to his daughter. Stuck behind prison walls, Taylor speaks with YES! about how he remains connected to his surviving children despite decades of incarceration.
Prison reformists—many of whom are serving long sentences—have united to change the cruel and arbitrary carceral system.
These three activists are working to support people at risk of either going to prison for the first time or returning to prison after release.
Years of “tough-on-crime” policies have resulted in growing numbers of elderly people remaining in prison for decades. It’s past time to enact policies that help them come home.
The residential and employment program on a North Carolina organic farm helps formerly incarcerated women find a new path.
Volunteers team up with people currently held in solitary confinement to build empathy, compassion, and advocacy for a world without prisons.
A network of government agencies and community service organizations have created a program to help formerly incarcerated people navigate life outside prison.
Frustrations with the U.S. prison system have prompted a global search for alternatives. Yet the solution might not be as simple as “be like Scandinavia.”
In California’s most catastrophic wildfire season yet, an organization is challenging the state to hire firefighters who were previously incarcerated to help meet public safety needs.
There’s a mentality in prisons that places more value on power than protecting human life and we need to talk about that.
Due to the coronavirus outbreak, a less invasive model of policing is being employed. Here’s why we should consider this approach even after the pandemic.
Families recount painful conversations with loved ones inside detention centers and join advocates demanding action that detainees be protected against spread of the coronavirus.
Students suing the Ivy League say rather than helping to dismantle the system of “human caging,” the school is profiting from it.
Some prosecutors and policymakers are beginning to work toward a legal system designed to benefit all people.
A California-based program provides newly released long-term prisoners with a chance at a new life.
In dramatic effect, a Minneapolis resident dumps a bag of money onto a podium during public comments at the final City Council meeting on the 2020 budget last month. The
A 190-year-old prison complex in Philadelphia, once the largest and most modern prison in the world, is finding new life in the 21st century’s criminal justice reform movement. The last
Author Ebony Roberts gives voice to the unspoken struggle many women face when a loved one comes home.