The prison system as it exists, as a modern day extension of slavery and an institution built to sustain white supremacy and capitalism, needs to be abolished as we work towards creating new systems of transformative accountability for those who cause harm. Here are some ways your law school can participate in the NLG's Student Week Against Mass Incarceration.
The NLG Mass Incarceration Committee (MIC) submitted public comments to the FCC suggesting recommendations to reform Inmate Call Services (ICS), including: (1) Ban commissions and other payments to correctional facilities; (2) Cap the rate for all interstate and intrastate ICS phone calls; and (3) Eliminate ancillary charges.
January 12, 2015
From the death and destruction in Israel's latest war on Gaza to the dramatic arrival of the national guard on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, there have been plenty of brutal reminders on display of the violence that underpins racist repression.
But amid the headlines, one could easily forget the more sustained and entrenched forms of oppression through which various hierarchies, including race, citizenship, nationality, and class are produced and maintained by both the United States and Israel. Among the most significant of these is mass incarceration.
The NLG submitted testimony for the record of the second Senate Judiciary Subcommittee hearing on solitary confinement in U.S. prisons, jails, and detention centers.
Broken on All Sides is a powerful new documentary examining the intersections of race and poverty within the criminal justice system in the United States.