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 New York Times published an editorial today ("12 and In Prison") challenging the practice of sentencing children as young as twelve in adult court. Referring to Justice...
The drive to Preston wasn’t completely unfamiliar to us. I had driven there once before in 2007 for a tour and Kevin had done outreach at the prison in the past. As we were driving, I thought about all of the family members who drove these same highways and roads—every weekend—...