Arthur Bembury is the Executive Director of Partakers, which supports Massachusetts prison education by coordinating teams of volunteers who mentor incarcerated women and men as they pursue higher education through the Boston University Prison Education Program, the Tufts Prison Initiative and the Emerson Prison Initiative.
He is the recipient of the Noam Chomsky Award […]Continue Reading →
On January 10, 2020, three correctional officers at Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center (SBCC) in Shirley, MA were injured following an attack during which a group of an incarcerated people punched and kicked them. The incident is captured on videotape–and it clearly shows three officers suffering a seriously beating. Those directly involved in the fight were promptly […]Continue Reading →
It’s hard to make ends meet in rural America.
That is why leading officials in Irwin County, Georgia worried when the Irwin County Detention Center (ICDC), one of the largest employers in Ocilla, GA, struggled to fill its cells. The center had been used by various outfits when it was purchased in 2004 by […]Continue Reading →
The World Peace Foundation stands with the African American-led movement demanding equality and justice and denouncing police brutality.
Throughout history, Black-led justice movements—some originating in the US, but also from within Africa and across the diaspora—have resisted oppression and injustice, and have inspired others to do the same. Today is no different.
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World Peace Foundation expresses its profound sadness at deaths of African Americans at the hands of those who pledge to ‘protect and serve.’ We stand together with those struggling against the racism that has marked this country throughout its history. In honor of all those today and over the hundreds of years who have refused […]Continue Reading →
Today, the WPF is launching a new research project tracking COVID 19 in places of detention, with focus on the United States. Our first case study, of Massachusetts, is now available. The project is led by WPF Research Director, Bridget Conley, and draws on a team of Tufts University-affiliated researchers.
Beginning in […]Continue Reading →
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