Poster for film, "The Prison Within"

Film Review: Radical Alternatives Left Out of ‘The Prison Within’

Although “The Prison Within” makes a few fleeting mentions of expanding treatment and mitigation programs in the United States to keep traumatized people from going to prison in the first place, restorative justice is presented inside the narrow construct of reforming prisons to make them “better.” That all makes sense when the discussion is not intended to be about replacing prisons with humane and truly restorative systems.

Crushing Dissent During India’s Lockdown

This is a glimpse into the conditions the Indian state machinery forces people to endure as it goes about filling overcrowded prisons, in violation of basic civil and legal rights, as the pandemic ridden situation further deteriorates. The situation has worsened because of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s use of a 54-year-old draconian law.