https://truthout.org/articles/how-can-we-end-child-sexual-abuse-without-prisons/ One in four girls and at least one in six boys experience sexual abuse before their 18th birthdays. Ninety-three percent of sexual assaults of children are by family members or the child’s acquaintances, not strangers lurking in the shadows. How can we disrupt and end child sexual abuse without turning to police and a racist prison industrial … Continue reading How Can We End Child Sexual Abuse Without Prisons?
https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/04/15/who-belongs-in-prison Nothing has changed more in the past couple of decades than attitudes toward the crisis of incarceration in America. What was largely an invisible civilization of confinement—millions of men and women locked up for, cumulatively, millions of years—is now a commonplace concern. Everyone running for the Democratic nomination pays lip service to the need … Continue reading Who Belongs In Prison?
https://www.opb.org/news/article/tarra-simmons-washington-legislature-incarceration/ by Austin Jenkins Follow Northwest News Network Oct. 21, 2019 6 a.m. | Olympia, Wash. A Washington attorney and criminal justice reform advocate who previously served time in prison is seeking to become the first formerly incarcerated person elected to the Washington Legislature, at least in modern times. Tarra Simmons, of Bremerton, who in 2017 won a Supreme Court … Continue reading Tarra Simmons Looks To Become 1st Former Inmate Elected To Washington Legislature