Month: August 2011

More Incarceration Is Not the Answer

In California, the headlines about prisons always seem to be the same: out-of-control costs, inhumane living conditions. But it doesn’t need to be that way. by Ruth Wilson Gilmore posted Aug 19, 2011 Photo by Angrod Taralom Last month, more than 6,000 people in prisons throughout California went on hunger strikes to protest inhumane  living…



13 States Closing Prisons While California Continues to Build

MEDIA ALERT—August 4, 2011 13 States Closing Prisons While California Continues to Build Press Contact:    Isaac Ontiveros Communications Director, Critical Resistance Phone:  510-517-6612 Oakland – A recent report by The Sentencing Project documents for the first time the growing trend of nationwide prison closures. The report, On the Chopping Block: State Prison Closings, notes that,…