In line with Prisoners’ Legal Services’ mission of challenging the carceral system and ending harmful confinement, Sentencing Change was founded in 2023 to provide an outlet to discuss issues and ideas related to police and criminal justice reform, abolition, and the promotion of health and human rights behind bars. As PLS enters its 50th year, we are seeking new ways to further our mission and ameliorate the plight of the imprisoned. We believe that fostering greater understanding of the problems emanating from the carceral system will help enable communities, organizations, activists, and politicians to address our country’s penchant for overcriminalization and incarceration.
Sentencing Change: Call for Submissions
A Blog from Prisoners’ Legal Services As Prisoners’ Legal Services of Massachusetts (PLS) enters its 50th year of serving incarcerated people, we continue to seek new ways to further our mission of challenging the carceral system and ending harmful confinement. PLS’ new blog, Sentencing Change, will provide an outlet to discuss issues related to policing and incarceration. We believe that fostering a more nuanced and critical understanding of the carceral system will enable communities, organizations, activists, and politicians to better address our country’s failed experiment with incarceration. All entries will be considered, but due to staff resources, only a small number will be published on PLS’ website, usually twice per month. Multiple times per year, a selection of entries will be circulated to incarcerated people on PLS’…