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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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 After a two-year investigation, on November 20, 2020, the Department of Justice (DOJ) issued notice that there is reasonable cause to believe that conditions in the Massachusetts Department of Corrections violate the civil rights of incarcerated people under the 8th Amendment of the US Constitution, which prohibits cruel and unusual punishment. They found constitutional […]

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In this interview, Borden explains her journey from being incarcerated to becoming a community leader. She argues that gaining self-understanding by processing her own trauma was key to transforming her life–and to her the decision to dedicate herself to helping others.

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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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