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.

In a surprise to no one, federal judges blasted California officials for the state's half-hearted plan to relieve prison overcrowding. California's prisons are so bloated that prisoners are...
Last Saturday a young woman lost her ability to trust in her community.  At least 20 of her peers, all young men, watched as she was brutally raped and beat after her high school homecoming dance.  Some present even used their cameras phones to document their savage attempt to steal any semblance...