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.

The average family travels three hours each way to get to the Preston Youth Correctional Facility. It took us two hours from our office in Oakland. When we arrived, Jennifer and I were treated to what has become a typical experience for families visiting Preston—an exhaustive (and intimidating)...