Harvard University sociologist Bruce Western weighs in on the role of prisons in perpetuating human vulnerability.
What does it take to build a world-class French restaurant? What if the staff is almost entirely men and women just out of prison? What if most have never cooked or served before, and have barely two months to learn their trade?
Meek Mill's release should be a rallying cry, but while we celebrate we must remember that millions like him continue to struggle on a daily basis with our broken justice system.
The loss of life last week as a result of riots at Lee Correctional Institution is a tragedy for the nation, for the state of South Carolina, and especially for the families of the young men who died so needlessly.
April is National Second Chance Month, a time to center the voices, experiences, and promise of people involved in the criminal justice system.
Robert Hood brought to each of the prisons he oversaw the concept of an individualized education plan (IEP). Hood believes that every person—inmate or not—has the ability to change and can benefit from an IEP.
Authoritarian capitalism and the prison industrial complex is a two-tiered tyrannical system designed to enslave through mass incarceration.
With help and ideas from incarcerated men and women, Van Buren is creating dynamic spaces that provide safe venues for dialogue and reconciliation; employment and job training; and social services to help keep people from entering the justice system in the first place.
In the past 40 years, incarceration in America has increased by more than 500 percent, with female prisoners the fastest growing population. Here are eight women taking a stand against a criminal justice system that’s anything but just.
A new interactive report that identifies the major trends and developments in justice systems.
Join with Prison Fellowship in celebrating "Second Chance Month" in April! Together we can unlock brighter futures for 65 million Americans who have repaid their debt to society.
In response to an article in the Washington Post about the increasing curtailment of book privileges in prison, I wrote this Op-Ed. They didn't use it, but that's okay. It was definitely a long shot.
Uniting grassroots leaders and elected officials to build empathy for those impacted by the criminal justice system.
A growing readiness exists to reinvent corrections. Bold thinking and experimentation are needed. So, how can prisons be improved? Here are three general ideas.
There’s little doubt among researchers that mass incarceration is wreaking havoc on our society, in particular on people of color, LGBTQ and the poor. What’s often overlooked in this discussion is the damage that prisons and jails do to our health.