Christie Skiparnias

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Beyond 'Orange is the New Black': 8 eye-opening prison books

Like a lot of people, I got sucked in by the<p>Netflixseries"Orange Is the New Black": the totally backstabby soap operatic twists, Lea DeLaria's comedic awesomeness as Big Boo, the luminosity of Samira Wiley as Poussey (memo to execs: please cast her in everything!), all of the inventive tampon …

Movement to End Solitary Confinement Gains Force

In the small, dark world of solitary confinement, an inmate's basic needs can go neglected for months — and many are starting to wonder for what purpose.<p>For Jan Green, 52, who spent eight months sleeping on a thin mat on the floor of a New Mexico jail cell about 7 feet wide and 7 feet long, being …

This FastFWD company creates videos to prep inmates for re-entry

Prisons aren’t doing a good job of preparing offenders for re-entering society.<p>The team behind <b>Media In Neighborhoods Group (MING)</b> wants to change …

I Got Myself Arrested So I Could Look Inside the Justice System

A former prosecutor fights the law and lets it win.<p>Ten years ago, when I started my career as an assistant district attorney in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston, I viewed the American criminal justice system as a vital institution that protected society from dangerous people. I once prosecuted a …

“They treated us as if we were murderers”: The trauma of an ICE raid

When ICE agents raided a New Bedford factory, 362 Latinos’ lives were upended and the results were devastating<p>Nothing illustrates the “raid mentality” of immigration enforcement like an actual raid.<p>Just at the head of Clark’s Cove, along the waterfront where old textile mills and fish factories dot …

Boston police officer suspended without pay after indictment on charges he beat an Uber driver

A Suffolk County grand jury today indicted Michael Doherty, 41, of South Boston on assault-and-battery and civil-rights charges for an incident in …

Support The Movement To Stop Murder By Police

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A New Provision Threatens California Inmates' First Amendment Rights

This month marks the <b></b>one-year anniversary of the Pelican Bay hunger strike, the largest hunger strike in U.S. history. Beginning in the Security …