Stories by Maya Schenwar

Maya Schenwar is the author of the new book Locked Down, Locked Out: Why Prison Doesn't Work and How We Can Do Better. She is the editor-in-chief of Truthout. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, the Guardian, the Nation, the New Jersey Star-Ledger, and other publications. Follow her on Twitter: @mayaschenwar. subscribe to Maya Schenwar's feed

Posted on: Mar 23, 2016, Source: Truthout

An interview with the editors of the new book, "Hell Is a Very Small Place: Voices From Solitary Confinement."

Posted on: Jan 18, 2015, Source: TomDispatch

As calls for prison reform escalate, punishment and constant monitoring come closer to home.

Posted on: Mar 8, 2010, Source:

It's time for Congress and the president to stop ignoring the bill's consequences for women's health coverage -- and start discussing options for averting them.

Posted on: Aug 5, 2009, Source:

On July 30th, a public referendum was supposed to give Iraqis a chance to vote on a deadline for U.S. withdrawal. It never happened.

Posted on: Mar 19, 2009, Source:

"We have killed, tortured and bombed civilians into submission": Winter Soldiers speak out in Europe.

Posted on: Mar 1, 2009, Source:

With so many social programs desperately in need of better funding, progressive leaders are making a push to go after Pentagon budgets.

Posted on: Oct 1, 2008, Source:

Robert Kuttner's new book explores the possibilities of an Obama presidency and compares him to great leaders who came before.

Posted on: Jun 27, 2008, Source:

Children who enter the US parentless may undergo a series of harsh trials before they ever reach the courtroom to seek asylum.

Posted on: Apr 18, 2008, Source:

Maliki concedes that a treaty with the U.S. must be ratified.

Posted on: Apr 7, 2008, Source:

The coming months may be crucial in determining what kind of "friends" the US and Iraq are going to be over the long haul.

Posted on: Feb 23, 2008, Source:

Bush and Maliki have been moving forward with negotiations on the terms of their long-term 'cooperation' agreement.

Posted on: Jan 17, 2008, Source:

Obama and Clinton have shared the same stance on all major Iraq votes since Obama entered the Senate.

Posted on: Nov 30, 2007, Source:

Bush cuts a deal that will likely retain about 50,000 troops in Iraq over the long term.

Posted on: Nov 2, 2007, Source:

More blank checks from Congress.

Posted on: Dec 18, 2006, Source: Punk Planet

How increasingly popular transgender zines are creating community and building diversity in ways that the Internet and the big screen can't.

Posted on: Feb 12, 2006, Source: AlterNet

In solidarity with Iraq's acute power shortages, a group of Chicagoans are going on a month-long electricity fast.

Posted on: Jul 7, 2004, Source: Conscious Choice

"I wanted to protest in a way that circumvented this suffocating police control. I wanted to move about freely, interact with people who didn't agree with me, be in charge of my situation."