Part explainer, part guidebook, Mariame Kaba’s latest book, "We Do This ‘Till We Free Us," offers readers an exploration through the real possibility of abolishing the prison industrial complex.

Nation, Politics

Social media sheds light on a major problem.

Tech entrepreneur Kortney Ziegler is behind a new app that lets users accumulate their spare change to help bail Black people out of jail.

The Department of Justice announced that it will phase out its use of private prisons. There's no need for them with the declining population of federal prisoners.


The New Orleans' native was the longest-serving prisoner to be held in solitary confinement in US history.

The prison inmate phone call business is a multi-billion dollar industry that has been gouging families and those locked up behind bars for years. FCC Commissioner Mignon L. Clyburn joined Roland Martin on Tuesday’s edition of NewsOne Now to discuss what is currently being done to reduce the outrageous costs of communicating with someone who […]

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A new report from MetricMaps details a shocking statistic — in 16 states in the nation, there are more people locked up in correctional facilities than those residing in college dorms. Most of the states highlighted in the report are in the South and most of the inmates are Black. Out of the 16 states listed in […]

Overcrowding has long plagued Chicago’s Cook County jail and Commissioner Larry Suffredin, (D-13th),  has proposed using taxpayer dollars to bail out low-level inmates who are unable to raise the money themselves. RELATED: Study: Just 1.5 Percent Of ‘Stop-And-Frisk’ Arrests Resulted In Jail Or Prison Sentence Constructed as a “revolving bail-bond fund,” tax dollars would be used to […]

NewsOne Original

Many of us were still on a post-Inaugural high even after King Day. Took me a minute to snap out of the euphoria. President Barack Obama’s speech was on point. He honed in on things that as an activist I work every day to protect: key civil rights like the right to vote, the right […]

Each day in America one thing is certain: Somebody will go to jail. This may not seem like an issue to some people. For most of our lives we’ve been taught the maxim, “If you do the crime, than you should do the time.” But some students think there is more to it than that. […]

NEW YORK– The NAACP criticized the United States in a report recently saying that prison funding is at a higher priority than school funding.

From Last week, federal officials announced a decrease in our nation’s jail population for the first time since 1982.