Ella's Voice

Welcome to the blog of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights! This is where we share reflections from the movement to end mass incarceration and criminalization, analysis on criminal, economic, and racial justice issues, and updates on our work. Please read, share, and comment.

There is a lot of talk among law enforcement and a few medical examiners, who choose to explain the deaths of, (sad to say), mostly men of color, while in police custody with the term “Excited Delirium”. But what exactly does this mean? Well, you will not find this term in a medical dictionary...
Our good friends at Free Speech TV have put together a compelling episode of their newsweekly "Source Code" all about the tragedy of the prison industrial complex. Featuring legandary organizer Si Kahn, "Private Prisons: Commerce in Souls" is worth a look. From...