The central mission of our incarceration system, black rights advocates say, is to facilitate the removal of African-Americans from society.
The prevalence of physical abuse may be the most open secret behind the growing number of women who end up behind bars.
Abu-Jamal's conviction could be on shaky ground if a new approach described by his lawyer proves fruitful.
Puryear (pictured, right), two-time vice presidential candidate for the Party for Socialism and Liberation, sits down with the Truthdig columnist to discuss mass imprisonment, capitalism and grass-roots activism.
The Dignity for Incarcerated Women Act, introduced by Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker, would protect the federal prison system's most vulnerable and fastest-growing group.
America's Incarceration Crisis: Are We Doomed to Repeat the Same Failed Policies? (Transcript Added)
On “Scheer Intelligence,” Truthdig Editor Robert Scheer and law professor James Forman Jr. discuss black men's plight.
In the few short weeks since his confirmation, Sessions has come forth with a number of loathsome actions or statements on race, ethnicity or minority rights. And he's probably just getting started.
The Department of Homeland Security has identified 20,000 beds for the detention of asylum-seekers—"a 500 percent increase from current capacity,” according to MSNBC.