Last November when Alex Villanueva became Los Angeles County’s 33rd Sheriff, he did so with the widespread support of police and prison reformers. This week Los Angeles Magazine termed Villanueva “the Donald Trump of Los Angeles law enforcement”.
Davis, one of most influential activists and intellectuals in the US, is an icon of the black liberation movement, Davis’s work around issues of gender, race, class and prisons has influenced critical thought and social movements across 3 generations
Ruth Delaney, Ram Subramanian, Alison Shames, Nicholas Turner
With a few limited exceptions, correctional practice today remains underpinned by retribution, deterrence, and incapacitation. These realities beg the question: isn’t there another way? We have failed to ask this question with sufficient seriousness
In the spirit of rehabilitation, of teaching incarcerated people that well-planned and properly motivated efforts at change can be rewarded, even if only minimally, administrators need to work with inmates on this one.
Mandela was not just "a brilliant political tactician and legal mind, but also an exquisite writer," says reviewer Goff. These letters give us a man of high ideals whose "fight for survival" in prison adds Goff, "would have broken many of us."