Dying in Prisons During the Pandemic
As cited in a New York Times article this week, the UCLA Law Behind Bars Data Project recently announced that is releasing a “comprehensive public resource documenting prison deaths nationwide.” Already, their research demonstrates a devastating impact of COVID on incarcerated people:
In 2020, at least 6,182 people died in U.S. prisons. This […]Continue Reading →
Interview with Armand Coleman of Transformational Prison Project
In this 32 minute interview, WPF’s Bridget Conley interviews Armand Coleman, Executive Director of the Transformational Prison Project (TPP). TPP’s mandate is “to provide spaces where those who have been harmed and those who have done the harming can come together and engage in dialogue—to build understanding and empathy toward those who have been […]Continue Reading →
A tale of two prisons
Prison reform efforts in Massachusetts have revealed a tale of two prisons. There is the rhetorical prison that exists in Department of Correction’s (DOC) pronouncements and in the language of the 2018 Criminal Justice Reform Act (CJRA). CJRA was once heralded as the “blueprint” for criminal justice reform in the United States for the […]Continue Reading →
Transforming justice systems — by listening to directly impacted people
The trauma of engagement with the justice system is hard to understand unless you have experienced it. Recovering from it is a lifelong process. We aim to make it better for people coming behind us.Continue Reading →
Prisoner Swap: drug wars, prison conditions, & trafficking weapons
It is difficult to imagine how the lives of Viktor Bout and Brittany Griner could become entwined under any circumstances other than what actually happened. On December 8, 2022, the U.S. and Russia traded Bout and Griner in a prisoner swap at an airport in Abu Dhabi.
Against the backdrop of the Russian invasion […]Continue Reading →
On the Front Lines: Conflict Zones and US Arms Exports
The World Peace Foundation is pleased to announce the publication of “On the Front Lines: Conflict Zones and U.S. Arms Exports,” by Jennifer Erickson (World Peace Foundation, March 23, 2022). Below is from the executive summary.
The US export control system was tasked in the 1970s with restraining arms supplies to regions of conflict […]Continue Reading →
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