Our Prisons Are Us

Peter Van Buren.  Introduction by b. traven. After decades of politicians enacting repressive and vindictive imprisonment policies like “three strikes” and maximum incarceration for minor drug usage, America has become a nation that proclaims its love of freedom while imprisoning more of its people than many of the most freedom-hating regimes in the world. Peter…

It’s America the Prison State, And You Could Be the Next Felon

Glenn Greenwald [Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared at The Intercept.] Bush-era House Speaker Denny Hastert, who was indicted yesterday, is a living, breathing embodiment of everything sleazy and wrong with U.S. politics. That is highlighted not only by his central role in enabling every War on Terror excess, but also by this fact: Hastert’s ability to…