Rattling the Bars

Rattling the Bars: The gradual abolition of prisons across the United States except for California

January 23, 2017

As prisons close across the United States due to deficits in state economies, California refuses to follow this rational trend by continuing to invest millions of its state budget into prisons and jails.

Federal Court Clears Way for Juvenile Lifers’ Challenge to Maryland Parole System

January 17, 2017

Ruling Suggests Current Scheme Unconstitutional as it Denies “Meaningful” Chance for Release Regardless of Individual Merit; Operates Like System of Clemency

Rattling the Bars

January 8, 2017
In the context of the long legacy of genocide, suppression, and marginalization of native communities, Peltier’s case is another chapter of a shameful history, says Jasmine Heiss of the Coalition For Public Safety

Will President Obama Grant Clemency to Leonard Peltier Before He Leaves Office?

December 22, 2016

TRNN Executive Producer Eddie Conway examines the political motivations behind mass imprisonment in the US and why so many people incarcerated can be considered “political prisoners.”

Political Prisoner Leonard Peltier Facing Potentially Fatal Medical Emergency

December 9, 2016

Eddie Conway speaks with organizer Jasmine Heiss about ongoing efforts to get President Obama to grant a pardon to Peltier, who has been a political prisoner in the US for more than 4 decades

Mass Incarceration, Solitary Confinement and Prisoners Rights

November 24, 2016
Diana Zuniga of Californians United for a Responsible Budget says her coalition is pressing officials to address public safety by providing communities with necessary social services

NY Parole Board Regulations Should Focus Primarily On Risk & Needs Assessments

November 18, 2016

Organizer Laura Whitehorn says that the reasons to release aging prisoners are not only financial, but also ethical

Report: California Prisoners Regularly Exposed to Contaminated Water

October 11, 2016

Diana Zuniga of Californians United for a Responsible Budget hopes her organization’s new report will deter plans to construct a new women’s jail in Los Angeles