Books Not Bars

Join Russell Simmons, Harry Belafonte, Jamie Foxx, and 175 other superstars calling for common sense policies that will help stop the mass incarceration crisis.

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Jakada Imani, Executive Director of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, shares his story of the damage the Drug War does to families without making any of us safer.

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70,000 people took part in successful online action demanding that Florida Atlantic University reverse a deal to put GEO Group's name on a new football stadium.

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Private prison corporations that receive over 40% of their revenue from federal contracts are currently exempt from the Freedom of Information Action and have lobbied hard to keep it that way. Join us now in demanding accountability for your tax dollars.

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We are proud to be a supporter of the Chowchilla Freedom Rally this weekend.

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"I Have a Dream"
In 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had a dream, and shared that dream with hundreds of thousands of people on the National Mall. Today, with more than 2 million people locked behind bars, we have a dream to reduce the incarceration rate by 50% in the next 10 years. Let's get started now.

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California's Prison Emergency
Why Governor Brown's refusal to de-crowd California's prisons is a bad move, financially and morally, for California

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Pepper Spray Victory
An update on the use of pepper spray in the DJJ.

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Ella Baker Center on the Move
Our Executive Director shares the Center's plans for 2013.

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Middle of Nowhere- Film Review
A new film explores the impact of incarceration on the loved ones of those locked up.

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