Prisons And Projects

We recently launched a series titled  “Prisons and Projects” which takes a look at these two monoliths and the effects they’ve had on the African American community. The figures here highlight America’s unique approach to crime and punishment, where race, class,and corporate interests collide to make the world’s largest and most expensive prison systems in […]

Call them riots or civil insurrections, when a disenfranchised population is triggered by an event that symbolizes their shared grievances, the consequences can be the unleashing of years of suppressed frustration and rage. While it is common for governments to blame the rioters, a detailed look at the causes show that the law and law […]

For decades, poverty has poured through the halls of America’s poorest citizens housed in crime-ridden, severely distressed public housing developments across the nation. St. Louis was one of the first municipalities to reverse the trend of urban construction, demolishing its infamous Pruitt-Igoe development in the 1970s. But it was not until the late 1980s that […]

A list of the ten most notorious prisons and jails in the United States which include the links of ADX in Colorado, Rikers Island, Folsom, and San Quentin

If you thought slavery or human exploitation was over, think again. Many human rights organizations are condemining what they call human slavery in which Wall Street investors and big companies are investing in the prison industry as they don’t have to worry about strikes, vacations, compensation time or unemployment insurance. They dont have to deal […]

For decades American government’s efforts to house the poor have relied on the construction of subsidized housing plots more commonly known as “Projects.” The term, originally used to describe the improvement projects city planners believed these developments would amount to, has instead become synonymous with inner-city blight and crime. Today, urban legend, news reports and […]

For decades American government’s efforts to house the poor have relied on the construction of subsidized housing plots more commonly known as “Projects.” The term, originally used to describe the improvement projects city planners believed these developments would amount to, has instead become synonymous with inner-city blight and crime. Today, urban legend, news reports and […]