Ella's Voice

Welcome to the blog of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights! This is where we share reflections from the movement to end mass incarceration and criminalization, analysis on criminal, economic, and racial justice issues, and updates on our work. Please read, share, and comment.

On Wednesday, New York City moved its juvenile justice department under the purview of its child welfare agency. The New York Times reports that the decision is expected to improve the provision of...
A recent Sacramento Bee op-ed by Michelle Alexander challenges GovernorĀ  Schwarzenegger to treat prison reform not simply as a quick buck for the budget, but rather as a matter of racial justice. She calls on the...