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Worse Than the Wall

Karla Molinar-Arvizo OtherWords
immigrant detnetion jail The agencies that separate families, abuse children, and deport innocent people should be just as toxic as Trump’s wall.

First Step Act Has Sinister Implications for the Poor and Marginalized

Candice Bernd Truthout
The modest sentence reductions in the bill are so narrow that veteran reform advocates say the long-term, harmful provisions of the legislation — including its reliance on racist risk assessment mechanisms and expansion of electronic monitoring...

Intersecting Criminalization: What Killed Ugandan Refugee Alfred Olango

Michelle Chen Truthout
To flee from a war zone, only to be met with a fatal police bullet on the other side of the world: It's an uncomfortable, truncated narrative of an abbreviated life. This was how Alfred Olango's life concluded late last month, at the intersection of many forces of violence that converged at a San Diego suburb, in a scene that braided strands of war, policing, race and migration.
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