YES! Magazine….features “Beyond Prisons”
by Patrice Gaines
posted Jun 08, 2011Forty years since prison, Patrice Gaines still fights to get free.
by Aaron Tanaka
posted Jun 08, 2011Breaking through “tough on crime” policies to give all Americans a chance at employment.
by Michelle Alexander
posted Jun 08, 2011Why real justice means fewer prisons.
by Arthur Longworth
posted Jun 03, 2011A conversation through the walls of solitary confinement.
by Sarah van Gelder
posted Jun 03, 20112.3 million people behind bars. How to stop wasting lives and money.
by Norm Stamper
posted Jun 03, 2011Seattle’s ex-police chief now fights to end the war on drugs.
by Marietta Jaeger-Lane, as told to Lynsi Burton
posted May 27, 2011How a grieving mother put compassion before vengeance, and found closure along the way.
by David Kaczynski
posted May 13, 2011Ex-offenders and families of victims ask, how can we resolve the tension between our need to protect society, and our desire to believe in human redemption?
by Robert Mellinger, Doug Pibel
posted May 12, 2011The American problem with mass incarceration is less about crime than it is about how—and who—we lock up.
by Martina Davis-Correia, as told to Jen Marlowe
posted May 10, 2011My brother and I don’t always agree, but I defend his innocence, and I’ll never walk out on him again.
by Benjamin Drummond, Sara Joy Steele
posted May 06, 2011Video: Can prisons save money and the environment while changing lives?
by Spoon Jackson
posted May 06, 2011Locked up for life, prisoner poet Spoon Jackson discovered life as a “melody that flowed like free verse.”
posted May 06, 2011“I was overjoyed when I got my voter registration card. I was a real citizen!” Ex-offenders on reclaiming the human right to vote.
posted May 01, 2011Personal stories of life beyond bars.
posted May 01, 2011Amy Goodman talks to legal scholar Michelle Alexander about the new American caste system.