The Listening Post

America's jailhouse journalists

A small press corps of prisoners report on the complex daily realities of life in the US prison system.

REWIND

Libya Renditions: The CIA, MI6 and Gaddafi's Secret Prisons

How British and US secret services collaborated with the former Libyan regime to detain and torture dissidents.

The Listening Post

Chile unrest: Why protesters rail against the system and media

Protesters in Chile turn against an unrepresentative elite, including the media. Plus, prison journalism in the US.

Opinion

Why climate action needs to target the border industrial complex

Climate change is displacing a growing number of people; governments are responding by privatising border policing.

Todd Miller

by Todd Miller

Todd Miller

Special series

Tell the World: The Silent Plight of China's Uighurs

How mass detention camps and heavy surveillance in Xinjiang are affecting Uighurs not just in China but also abroad.

AJ Impact

California to end private prisons and immigrant detention camps

Supporters of a new bill, expected to be signed this week, say private prisons contribute to a culture of incarceration.

California to end private prisons and immigrant detention camps

Witness

Letters from Death Row: Life after Prison in Pakistan

A man who survives two decades on death row struggles to build a new life after prison.

Opinion

Palestinians have a right to demand freedom from torture

As Israel continues to torture prisoners with impunity, Palestinian calls for humane treatment fall on deaf ears.

Yara Hawari

by Yara Hawari

Yara Hawari

AJ Impact

Warren, Ocasio-Cortez probe private-equity firms with prison ties

Letters from US Congress members, including presidential contender, demand details on correctional facility investments.

Warren, Ocasio-Cortez probe private-equity firms with prison ties

Ethiopia

Is the Ethiopian justice system on the right path of reform?

An infamous prison was closed and there are bids to prosecute officials who abused power, but activists remain cautious.

Is the Ethiopian justice system on the right path of reform?

Philippines

Gang riot in overcrowded prison in the Philippines turns deadly

At least 2 people confirmed dead and 32 others injured following fight inside Manila City Jail.

Gang riot in overcrowded prison in the Philippines turns deadly

AJ Impact

Prison systems in the US and Israel have something in common

Activists say private companies are profiting from the incarceration of racially profiled groups in the US and Israel.

Prison systems in the US and Israel have something in common

Witness

The Dancer Thieves: A Second Chance for Prisoners in Burkina Faso

A world-famous Burkinabe choreographer teaches inmates to dance, preparing his students for life outside prison.

My Ethiopia

Meaza Ashenafi: Judging Ethiopia's Future

Meet Ethiopia's first female chief justice as she takes on the challenges of transforming the country's judicial system.

Prison

US prisons chief removed after Epstein suicide

US Attorney General William Barr shakes up prisons bureau after the suicide of Jeffrey Epstein inside a federal jail.

US prisons chief removed after Epstein suicide