On Monday, President Obama announced an executive order banning solitary confinement for juvenile offenders.
Last week, famed prison and civil rights activist Angela Davis spoke to an expanding social justice community in Miami, a city whose progressive movement is more active than its reputation might suggest.
On Wednesday, New York State correctional system announced an upcoming overhaul of their solitary confinement process. As one of the largest prison systems in America, this move could signal a trend for the rest of America, if shifts go according to plan.
In a continuation of President Barack Obama’s effort to lessen penalties for nonviolent offenses, on July 13, he officially commuted the sentences of 46 people serving time for federal drug charges.
Soon, White House aides say, President Obama will sign into effect executive orders mitigating the sentences of at least 80 nonviolent drug offenders. Dozens will be freed as a result.
In many states, incarcerated women give birth while shackled to hospital beds, only to have their newborns taken away mere minutes after entering the world. The state of Indiana, however, is following the lead of six other states, including New York and Ohio, and investing in prison nursery programs. The Indiana…