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In this interview Dr. Gustavo García-López, lecturer and environmental justice activist from the islands of Puerto Rico (Borikèn), discusses his influences, his work, and his visions for the future of social-environmental movements in Puerto Rico and beyond.  The interview took place on February 7th, soon after the three-day international “Post-Extractive Futures” conference which Dr. […]

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‘No More Rules’

On January 31, 2022 By

A new case filed against Massachusetts’ Department of Correction presents stunning allegations of brutality against incarcerated men at Souza Baranowski Correctional Center. Why hasn’t it received more attention?

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Drawing on her personal story, social justice leader Cassandra Bensahih discusses why solitary — in all of its forms — needs to be ended, and addresses the profound crisis of COVID in MA prisons.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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