In Oregon in the 1960s, the debate over capital punishment hinged on shifting interpretations of the gendered female body.
Juneteenth is commemorated by an incarcerated Black woman in a 1975 issue of Sunfighter. What does it mean to celebrate freedom when you have none?
No other personality appeared more often on the cover of Mad during the first fifty years of the satirical magazine’s life.
Five months before his assassination in 1978, Harvey Milk called on the president of the United States to defend the rights of gay and lesbian Americans.
Organizers of girls’ tomato clubs hoped that members would learn not only how to grow tomatoes, but how to build a better future for themselves.
A formerly incarcerated psychologist looks at incarceration through the lens of learned helplessness, the Stanford Prison Experiment, synapses, and power.
American racers earned a reputation for deception, and Cuckoo Collins led the pack with an outsize talent for cheating.
The bankers and entrepreneurs of Montana Territory turned to the race track to bolster their reputations.
The passing of the Chinese Exclusion Act in 1882 marked the first time the United States prohibited immigration based on ethnicity and national origin.
The award-winning prison newspaper has long covered topics like prison policy, the death penalty, the societal cost of mass incarceration, that are still relevant today.