Rattling the Bars

Solitary Confinement Used For Children As Young As 11 After COVID-19 Exposure

May 5, 2020

Lawyers say Maryland’s Department of Juvenile Services and the Department of Correctional Services aren’t being transparent about conditions in juvenile detention centers.

White Collar Criminals, Celebrities, Wealthy Use Privilege For Early Release Amidst Pandemic

April 28, 2020

Michael Cohen and Michael Avenatti were released, and some Los Angeles prisons offer pay-to-stay rooms for celebrities. But a huge number of people are still imprisoned and at risk of COVID-19 just because they can’t afford cash bail.

Hunger Strikes, Uprisings, And The Politics Of Who Gets Released From Prison

April 21, 2020

TRNN’s Eddie Conway tracks prison uprisings and discusses how these protests could pave the way for radical change in mass incarceration.

They Were Not Sent to Prison for a Death Sentence

April 20, 2020

Nkechi Taifa, convener for the Justice Roundtable, talks about the reasons civil rights organizations are filing lawsuits against the Department of Justice around the nation.

Michigan Prisons Are One Of The Fastest Growing COVID-19 Hot Spots

April 8, 2020

Prisoners with the virus have been isolated with punitive solitary confinement measures. Symptomatic staff may still be working, raising the risk for a vulnerable prison population.

California Activists March To End Life Without Parole

April 6, 2020

Joanne Scheer, founder of the Felony Murder Elimination Project, and Kelly Savage, recently released after 23 years of incarceration, speak about how racial, gender and age disparities relate to life without parole (LWOP).

Slave Labor, Dire Conditions: A TRNN Update On Prisons And COVID-19

April 3, 2020

Eddie Conway talks to journalists Kim Kelly and Adryan Corcione about how the coronavirus pandemic is exposing the poor healthcare system in US prisons and jails.

Rikers Island Prisoners Strike for Soap, Cleaning Wipes

March 27, 2020

Journalist Kim Kelly has been in contact with a prisoner inside Rikers Island. She talks with TRNN’s Eddie Conway about why immediate further action is needed to protect people from COVID-19.

What’s Being Done To Prevent Deaths in Detention Centers, Prisons?

March 26, 2020

Eddie Conway talks to ACLU Maryland attorney Sonia Kumar, Never Again Action organizer Hallie Berkson-Gold, and ICE Free New Jersey activist Jorge Torres.

The Clock Is Ticking On Keeping Incarcerated Citizens Safe

March 24, 2020

As COVID-19 spreads, experts call for the release of the most vulnerable people in prisons and jails.