Tag Archives: Prisons

How the Connecticut Department of Children & Families is failing a trans girl of color

TweetEditor’s note: This is a guest contribution from Chase Strangio. Chase is a Staff Attorney with the LGBT & AIDS Project of the American Civil Liberties Union and the co-founder of the Lorena Borjas Community Fund. Jessica* is a 16 year-old transgender girl. She has been in and out of the foster care and juvenile [...]
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Rich white man gets no jail time for raping his three-year-old daughter because he “will not fare well” in prison

Tweet*Trigger warning* I can’t really imagine a story that more perfectly illustrates how totally broken the criminal “justice” system in the US is. Robert H. Richards IV, a rich unemployed heir to a chemical baron fortune who lives off his trust fund, was convicted of raping his three-year-old daughter. He also allegedly admitted to abusing [...]
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Pussy Riot launches a prisoners rights center in Russia, demands freedom in Wisconsin

Tweet #SolidarityWisconsin from The Voice Project on Vimeo. Pussy Riot is opening a prisoners rights center in Russia and engaging in transnational solidarity with… Wisconsin.  Tweet
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Angela Taught Me: Linking our Struggles Against Oppression

TweetThere’s a reason Angela Davis is regarded as one of the greatest thinkers of her (or any) generation. Here’s the revolutionary scholar and former political prisoner waxing poetic on a recent episode of Democracy NOW!:  Tweet
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Punishing survivors won’t stop sexual violence

Tweet Earlier this week, the Daily News reported that a Cowlitz County, Washington survivor of an alleged kidnapping and sexual assault, perpetrated by her ex-boyfriend and an accomplice, was jailed when she refused to cooperate with the prosecutors on the case. The story didn’t rise to the forefront of feminist news until feminist writer Amanda Marcotte [...]
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