mass incarceration

National

Families Of Florida Inmates Protest Changes To Visitation Schedules

Prison officials blame staff shortages and contraband for the new guidlines.

Features

Meek Mill’s Mother, Rev. Al Sharpton And More Speak Out Against His Case At UPENN

Students, professors, activists and families of those currently incarcerated filled the space in efforts to help those caught underneath the prison industrial complex and bring…

Features

Deconstructing The National Anthem With Conceptual Wonder Ekene Ijeoma

"If the United States is five percent of the world’s population but has 25 percent of the world’s incarcerated population, is that what the American dream…

Viva

Dascha Polanco’s Fight For Incarcerated Women Of Color Is Something You Should Know

Dascha dishes on the power of unity, and helping jailed women reunite with their familes.

News

Denzel Washington Believes We Can Thwart Mass Incarceration By Increasing Family Values

 "If a young man doesn’t have a father figure, he’ll go find a father figure."

Music News

Pusha T Releases New PSA Advocating For Prison Reform

Pusha T recites prison story from the perspective of an ex-inmate.

Music News

Pusha T Creates PSA In Support Of Cali’s Marijuana Bill

The G.O.O.D Music president hopes the passing of the bill will motivate other states to do the same and stop America's mass incarceration problem.

News

T.I. On The Prison System: “It’s Incentivized Incarceration”

A new Vevo video shows the southern rapper at his most political.

Movies & TV

Ava DuVernay’s ’13th’ Takes A Historical Look At The Link Between Slavery And Mass Incarceration

"We now have more African-Americans under criminal supervision than all the slaves back in the 1850s,” Cory Booker.

Movies & TV

Ava DuVernay’s ’13th’ Documentary Will Spark A Necessary Conversation About Mass Incarceration

'13th' will explore mass incarceration in the U.S., and the staggering numbers of how many African American men and women fill the prison system.

National

John Legend Lends Voice For Prison Reform, Urges To End The War On Drugs

John Legend acknowledges that we are all just ordinary people, but the way we penalize non-violent crimes isn’t quite so. The singer/songwriter penned a piece…

National

According To Bill Clinton, Mass Incarceration Stems From Policies Implemented During His Presidency

Unfortunately, laws passed during President Clinton's administration are the reason for current mass incarceration.

National

Hillary Clinton Wants To ‘End The Era Of Mass Incarceration’

Hillary Clinton addresses the Freddie Gray tragedy and criminal justice reform at Columbia University.