Maya Schenwar is the author of the new book Locked Down, Locked Out: Why Prison Doesn't Work and How We Can Do Better. She is the editor-in-chief of Truthout. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, the Guardian, the Nation, the New Jersey Star-Ledger, and other publications. Follow her on Twitter: @mayaschenwar.
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Monday, January 19, 2015
When Your Home Is Your Prison
On January 27th, domestic violence survivor Marissa Alexander will walk out of Florida's Duval County jail -- but she won't be free. Alexander, whose case has gained some notoriety, endured three years of jail time and a year of house arrest while fighting off a prison sentence that would have seen...