Opinion: Carceral Feminism Isn’t the Answer to Sexual Violence
by Caren Holmes
Analysis: Lula’s Back, and Bolsonaro is Feeling the Heat
by Benjamin Fogel
Opinion: Derek Chauvin’s Conviction Won’t Make Black Lives Matter
by Annie Olaloku-Teriba
Downstream: Why All Drugs Should Be Decriminalised. Interview With David Nutt
The criminalisation of drugs has almost no impact on drug use, denies access to proven medical treatments and disproportionately targets people of colour. Yet the idea that drugs are ‘evil’ and that drug users are criminals is entrenched in international and domestic law. How can we begin to shift this point of view? What are […]
Interview: 40 Years in Prison, 40 Years of Struggle: An Interview with John Bowden
by Connor Woodman
Long Read: Why Do the Police Exist?
by Connor Woodman
Long read: When and why were police forces first invented? Connor Woodman takes a look - and argues that far from protecting communities from ‘crime’, the police’s role has always been to control and discipline the working class.
The Burner: The Burner #240: Squid Ink + Prison Viruses
Cummings splashes round the squid ink: will it be enough to escape the consequences? Gary McQuiggin takes a deep dive into the impact of the virus in the prison system in conversation with Oonagh Ryder.
‘I Tried to End My Life’: Covid-19 Exposes the Injustice of ‘never-ending’ Prison Sentences
by Naomi Larsson and Alexandra Genova
The Lockdown: The Never-Ending Sentence
The Lockdown: Deaths in State Custody 2: INQUEST
The Lockdown: Deaths in State Custody 1: Justice for Sean Rigg
The Lockdown: The Lockdown: Gangs and Violence: What’s Going On?
Hosts Oonagh Ryder and Sam Swann speak to Patrick Williams, Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Manchester Metropolitan University, about the media and government focus on ‘gangs’, how this relates to the reality of violence and the impact this has on black and minority ethnic communities in Britain.
Report From Abolitionist Futures 2018
On June 15th – 18th 2018, activists from around the world gathered in London for Abolitionist Futures: this year’s International Conference on Penal Abolition. Over the weekend, there were over 100 presentations and workshops with contributions from 18 countries, bringing activists and community organisers together to plan for a future where prisons, policing and punishment […]