Emmanuel Mervilus, who like many poor people of color was preyed upon by police, spent four years imprisoned for a crime he did not commit. In what is a miracle for the formerly incarcerated, condemned by our criminal caste system, he got a second chance.
When we glom on to political labels and attach ourselves to partisan ideologies, we allow the establishment to shatter us into encampments.
Released from prison in 2017 after 35 years, the Puerto Rican nationalist and activist explains why he’s optimistic about the future and independence for the island.
In Part Two of a "Scheer Intelligence" interview, Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer and Georgetown Law professor Peter Edelman discuss how Democrats have moved to the right in recent decades and how California may revitalize the party.
Lawyers in south Texas say more pregnant women are being held for weeks in detention centers run by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
The prevalence of physical abuse may be the most open secret behind the growing number of women who end up behind bars.
The attorney general (pictured, standing) would like to turn the clock back to pre-emancipation, but he will settle for a return to the days of his predecessor, Eric Holder (seated).