Racial Disparities in COVID-19 Rates Are Rising in Oklahoma Prisons

As COVID-19 continues to spread, imprisoned people and those who work in correctional facilities continue to be particularly vulnerable. Running parallel to the devastation of a global pandemic unlike anything this country has seen in a century, the disproportionate over-policing and mass imprisonment of Black people locally has led to a troubling disparity in COVID transmission rates in our state’s correctional facilities.

True Safety Means Less Police and More Community Support

by Contributing Writer Jadan Janak In May, the United States and the world reached a boiling point. With the COVID-19 crisis, lack of substantial support from local, state, and national governments and the refusal to protect citizens, the… Read More

Break the Chains Off: An Introduction to Prison Abolition

by Contributing Writer Jaden Janak There is a fundamental problem with policing and incarceration in this country. According to 2016 Department of Justice statistics, 1 in every 38 citizens in the United States is under correctional supervision, meaning… Read More