Martha Wallner will soon join the communications team at National Nurses United, headquartered in Oakland, Calif. Toshio Meronek is an independent journalist who has covered disability, LGBT/queer issues, and prisons for The Advocate, Huffington Post, The Nation, and Truthout. He is a former editor of The Abolitionist, the newspaper of the anti-prison industrial complex organization Critical Resistance. Follow him on Twitter at @tmeronek and read his other writing for In These Times here.
No Longer a Prisoner of the Past
Rhode Island 'bans the box,' opening up job opportunities for the formerly incarcerated.