Controversial crime bill to cost Canadians $19 billion: study ›

It will cost Canadians some $19 billion to build prisons to put more offenders behind bars for longer periods of time as part of the federal government’s new tough-on-crime legislation, according to a report released Thursday.

how about we smash the prison industrial complex instead?

The Birth Attendants: Prison Doula Project ›

The Birth Attendants, as doulas, provide educational, emotional and physical support to incarcerated pregnant and postpartum people that enhance and extend their reproductive choices.

Our non-profit organization educates the community about the struggles and triumphs of all marginalized pregnant and parenting people.

We envision a just and safe world where women are empowered to make choices for themselves and their families, a world where services are directed toward health and well-being and encompass support and restoration for families and communities.

The Birth Attendants is not affiliated with and does not endorse any sect, denomination, institution or religion. Our services are not religiously-based and, though we carry out our advocacy and support services inside the WCCW, we are not affiliated with the Washington State Department of Corrections. We are based in the community and currently function as an independent non-profit.

i am troy davis (t.r.o.y.)

Teach Troy Davis :: an emergency curriculum for educators ›

Georgia Death Row prisoner Troy Davis is scheduled to be executed on Wednesday, September 21 despite overwhelming doubts about his guilt. In light of this imminent execution date, Educators for Troy—a Chicago-based ad hoc group of educators, activists and artists—is calling on all educators to interrupt their regular teaching schedules this week to dedicate a class period to “Teach Troy.”

Locked Up and Left Behind: Hurricane Irene and the Prisoners on New York’s Rikers Island ›