How Family Separation Continues Through Mass Incarceration

How Family Separation Continues Through Mass Incarceration

By Lila Katch, age 13 When looking at President Trump’s decision to separate families at the border, it’s easy to pretend that something like this will never happen again. However, this ignores the millions of families across the nation that are currently...

Striking Behind Bars

By YUUKI REAL, age 15 Image courtesy Cinda Firestone/Attica Film Starting September 9, 2016, thousands of prisoners in over 24 states staged a labor strike demanding better living conditions and healthcare, the right to unionize and an end to what one organizing group...

Voting Rights in the 2016 Election

By ELEANOR HEDGES DUROY, 13, and INDYKIDS STAFF The 2016 Presidential Election marks the first presidential election since the 1965 Voting Rights Act was overturned. PHOTO: Michael Fleshman As the 2016 presidential election nears, multiple voting issues have arisen....

Campaign Aims to Build Rural Economy on Dairy, Not Prisons

By SARAH MARTINEZ, age 11 Milk Not Jails aims to hire formerly incarcerated people to drive the dairy products to be sold at stores in New York City. PHOTO: Milk Not Jails In 2014, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo shut down four state prisons and cut $8 million from the...