Death To The Death Penalty

In 1999, the United Nations Human Rights Commission passed the Resolution Supporting Worldwide Moratorium on Executions, which calls for all countries to abolish and restrict the use of the death penalty. The United States is one of only ten countries that voted against this resolution. Each year since then, the UN has called for a […]

Solitary Confinement: The Indirect Form of Murder

Current Events Like many others during this seemingly never-ending quarantine, I have spent quite a lot of time watching Netflix shows. Most recently, I finished the 6 part “Time: The Kalief Browder Story” series. Kalief Browder’s story is beyond tragic. Kalief, an African American teenager from the Bronx, was arrested for allegedly stealing a backpack. […]

Abolish Our Prisons

Introduction to The Prison System The United States prison system is deeply flawed. It mistreats incarcerated people, incarcerates people at alarmingly disproportionate demographic rates, and does not have a positive impact on the people who are incarcerated. Something has to change. There are two primary camps of thought regarding prisons: reform and abolishment. However, this is […]

Why We Should Abolish For-Profit Prisons

This is a submission from our Leaders 4SC Middle School Camp. One of our greatest problems in a capitalist society are for-profit prisons. They are an extremely discriminatory system in which a people’s life is taken away from them. For-profit prisons are an atrocity that should be banned, because there should not be stockholders making […]