Arvind Dilawar is a contributing writer at Pacific Standard.
Each year, the federal government deports thousands of prisoners who enter the Institutional Hearing Program, but it won't reveal critical information about its operations.
Recent arrests exemplify the danger that workers face in the supposedly progressive state.
Unlike Bank of the West, Bank of America, and SunTrust, which all announced plans to divest from for-profit prisons, PNC has not responded to activists' calls.
Activists are trying to help women navigate the complicated legal landscape around misoprostol and mifepristone, "essential medicines" according to the World Health Organization.
The Air Force and Marines conduct live-fire drills on the Barry M. Goldwater Range—which also separates many migrants from freedom or death.
After Illinois cut funding for mental-health services, Cook County Jail now handles a large portion of the state's patients. A new book tells their story.
Inmates held in the DeKalb County Jail have been railing against conditions there. A social media post has brought attention to their pleas.
The Board of Immigration Appeals failed to respond to FOIAs about their process for issuing stays of removal. A new lawsuit seeks the information that was withheld.
By sharing ICE's tip line with guests, the international hotel chain exposes trafficking victims and others to greater possible harm.
Two inmates from a Minnesota state prison discuss organizing a strike—and why they feel rehabilitative programming is still inadequate.
The Natural History Museum is popping up across the country to draw attention to the struggle of the Lummi Nation in the Pacific Northwest.
Pacific Standard spoke with Camille Fassett, a researcher with Lucy Parsons Labs, about the OpenOversight program—a public database indexing law enforcement officers by name, photo, incidents, and more.
The daughter of a KKK Grand Dragon discusses life with the Klan, how she escaped, and the state of hate today.
Pop Gym, a Brooklyn-based martial arts collective, is bringing self-defense to unexpected venues—and the vulnerable.
A member of the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee discusses the retaliation prisoners face when fighting for their rights.
In their book, Juno Mac and Molly Smith examine sex workers' struggles in the modern world.
An organizer with a couriers union discusses the ongoing campaign to improve the gig economy.
Several groups representing inmates at Angola claim the prison's poor living conditions violate the Eighth Amendment.
Trace Crutchfield's Super PAC, IXNAY, promises to raise hell to get Trump and his allies—starting with Ted Cruz—out of office.
Grassroots Campaigns canvasses for such non-profits as Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union. But former employees say the organization has taken a hardline—and repressive—view of labor reform within its own ranks.
A former inmate discusses the organization and demands behind the recent nationwide prison strike.
Lawyer Melissa Goemann says implementing restorative justice practices allowed New Zealand to end the wholesale incarceration of children—and the U.S. should follow suit.
Franklin's new memoir, Crash Course, blends the story of his political awakening with the history of the Vietnam War.
The consequences of immigration law can keep spouses trapped in abusive relationships.
Since he was accused of "attacking conservative students," Tariq Khan has faced harassment and death threats.
Downward social mobility and scapegoating are inspiring white men to commit atrocities.
Islamophobia is becoming more widespread and systemic throughout the U.S., but Muslim Americans aren't idly awaiting their ruin.
The ongoing cases against the J20 defendants represent a dangerous precedent for future social justice movements: guilt by association.
Lessons from the Haida, who fought the government of Canada for sovereignty—and actually won.
Legal financial obligations can saddle a prisoner with exponentially increasing debt long after they’ve been released from prison. It can even land them back in jail. Can the cycle be broken?