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‘You’re going to jail’: Protestor cheers after Bannon ordered to prison by July 1

Former top Trump campaign and White House official Steve Bannon has been ordered to surrender and begin serving his four month prison sentence by July 1. Bannon was found guilty of contempt of Congress in 2022. “U.S. District Judge Carl Nichols, a Trump appointee, previously paused Bannon’s four-month sentence while he appealed his conviction,” Politico […]

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‘Historic Win for Accountability’: New York Jury Finds Trump Guilty on 34 Felony Counts

 Donald J. Trump delivers remarks during the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 100th Annual Convention. Photo from Wikimedia Commons by Tia Dufour from January 14, 2019. By Brett Wilkins / Common Dreams This is a developing story… Please check back here for possible updates.  A New York jury on Thursday found former U.S. President Donald Trump […]

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‘Not small things’: Ex-prosecutor predicts this is what will get Trump sentenced to prison

Late Thursday afternoon, May 30, Donald Trump became the first former president in United States history to be found guilty on criminal charges. A jury in Lower Manhattan, after only two days of deliberation, found Trump guilty on 34 criminal counts in District Attorney Alvin Bragg Jr.’s hush money/falsified business records case. And Justice Juan […]

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Alabama Is Denying Prisoners Parole to Lease Their Labor to Meatpackers, McDonalds

By Kim Kelly / In These Times Working in the freezer at Southeastern Meats, a meatpacking facility based in Birmingham, Ala., ​“was the worst job I’ve ever had in my entire life,” Lakiera Walker tells In These Times. Her 12-hour shifts were spent inside a refrigerated building as cold as 30 or 40 degrees, and she had to beg or borrow warm clothes from […]

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The Slow Death of a Prison Profiteer: How Activism Brought Securus to the Brink

Photo: Rodnae Productions | Pexels By Dana Floberg and Morgan Duckett / The Appeal Last week, the nation’s largest prison and jail telecom corporation, Securus, effectively defaulted on more than a billion dollars of debt. After decades of preying on incarcerated people and their loved ones with exploitative call rates and other predatory practices that have […]

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Dems file bill to rename Miami prison to ‘Donald J. Trump Federal Correctional Institution’

House Democrats have submitted a two-page bill to name a federal building after former President Donald Trump — more specifically, a federal prison. Axios reported that Reps. Gerry Connolly (D-Virginia), John Garamendi (D-California) and Jared Moskowitz (D-Florida) filed the bill on Friday to designate the Federal Correctional Institution Miami building as the “Donald J. Trump […]