A bilingual (English/Spanish) publication dedicated to the strategy and practice of prison industrial complex abolition. It is distributed absolutely free of charge to thousands of people in prisons, jails, and detention centers throughout the US, who in turn share the paper with many more of their fellow prisoners.
Black Perspectives is the award-winning blog of the African American Intellectual History Society (AAIHS). As engaged scholars, we are deeply committed to producing and disseminating cutting-edge research that is accessible to the public and is oriented towards advancing the lives of people of African descent and humanity. We serve as a medium to advance these critical goals.
The Carceral Studies Network hosts resources for those seeking to teach or learn about prisons, policing, and the carceral state. Designed by instructors and students at Duke University, the site is meant to help teachers develop new courses from the ground up, or enrich existing courses with new materials.
In the Belly is a journal by and for people who are held captive by the Prison-Industrial Complex. For people whose lives are impacted, determined, and overshadowed by punishment and incarceration daily: prisoners & their families, loved ones, friends, communities and comrades. Our project is to strengthen bonds between all of us to overcome the state’s regime of isolation, to study and learn together, and to build a world without prisons.
An international, peer-reviewed journal for researchers and practitioners. JPER was initiated by scholars from Norway, Ireland, the UK and the US as an international journal for the publication of prison education research.
A project of the Human Rights Defense Center, is an independent 72-page monthly magazine that provides cutting edge review and analysis of prisoners' rights, court rulings and news concerning criminal justice-related issues.
The research listed here was selected in collaboration with editors of our social science and history journals as a way to collect and surface recent or relevant work in policing, the courts, civil rights, racial justice history, racial health inequities, and activism. The articles are free to read for a limited time, and we encourage you to share the page with your colleagues, students, and peers.
Truthout is a nonprofit news organization dedicated to providing independent reporting and commentary on a diverse range of social justice issues. Since our founding in 2001, we have anchored our work in principles of accuracy, transparency, and independence from the influence of corporate and political forces.
Through a combination of crowdsourcing and data journalism, we are creating the largest-ever repository of information on which law enforcement agencies are using what surveillance technologies. The aim is to generate a resource for journalists, academics, and, most importantly, members of the public to check what’s been purchased locally and how technologies are spreading across the country.
Interior Borders presents the locations of ICE detention centers across the United States before and after they were constructed. At first glance, these images may appear to present earlier, “before” photos as “free,” and current ICE facilities as newly emerging forms of subjugation. Upon closer examination, however, far from portraying a state of nature, the “before” images are also portraits of institutional violence, and the “after” images are portraits of historical continuities as well as ruptures.
A website dedicated to support the Black Lives Matter movement & share anti-racist resources. From bail funds for protestors, to non-profits, career help, food assistance, Black owned businesses, and so much more.
A deep and radically new look at the territory and infrastructure of ICE’s financial regime in the USA. This data & visualization intervention peels back layers of culpability behind the humanitarian crisis of 2018.
A community-based initiative in the Miami area to adjust the language used around incarceration on online search platforms. Our project utilizes synchronized, strategic internet searching to alter search predictions (the type-ahead suggestions that appear on sites such as Google). These predictions are generated by algorithms and are based in large part on search volume within a geographic region.
Barring Freedom highlights the role of the arts in cultivating critical engagements with issues of prisons, policing, and justice in the United States. At the center of Barring Freedom is an contemporary art exhibition and a participatory public art project emphasizing the different strategies artists use to bring into sight the social, racial, and economic workings of the nation's criminal justice system.