We’re Living Through the Backlash

We’re Living Through the Backlash

Two years on, George Floyd’s death has culminated in stalled reforms and a reinvigorated, revanchist right. NOAH Y. KIM Assistant News and Engagement WriterBio | Follow Richard Tsong-Taatarii/Star-Tribune/AP Facts matter: Sign up for the free Mother Jones...
How the Newest Federal Prison Became One of the Deadliest

How the Newest Federal Prison Became One of the Deadliest

Fatal beatings. A “torture room.” Pairs of men held around the clock in tiny cells, tempers rising. “They’re literally afraid for their lives,” one lawyer said. Bobby “AJ” Everson was killed at the U.S. penitentiary in Thomson, Illinois in December 2021. Everson had...
The 1990s Law That Keeps People in Prison on Technicalities

The 1990s Law That Keeps People in Prison on Technicalities

How the Supreme Court expanded the most important law you’ve never heard of. By KERI BLAKINGER and BETH SCHWARTZAPFEL Additional reporting by MAURICE CHAMMAH The Lowdown breaks down the rituals and routines of the criminal justice system. If you even half-paid...
Always a Mother

Always a Mother

Maternal incarceration is but a phase for the people who experience it. It doesn’t define them. By Geniece Crawford Mondé May 10, 2022 Always a Mother When I sat down to interview 20-year-old Aaliyah in the small living space at Mother’s Love, a residential home for...