April 15, 2022

The testimony of DOC Director Coyne-Fague in favor of “restrictive housing” (aka solitary confinement)

“I do not see room for common ground on this bill,” said Director Coyne-Fague under questioning from...

September 8, 2021

Legislators reiterate call for social and racially just marijuana legislation

“If we choose to legalize cannabis in RI without full restorative justice for the thousands of black...

August 26, 2021

Can We Fix It: Policing in Providence: A Chat with Rep. Jose Batista

This week is part two of our three-part “Policing the Providence Police” special. This week, Jen and...

July 23, 2021

ECHO Village project vocally opposed by South PVD residents and politicians

“The comments that some of you are making are insensitive to people with lived experience, who have...

A walk to kick off Black Maternal Health Week and the doula bill
April 11, 2021

A walk to kick off Black Maternal Health Week and the doula bill

“This doula bill is about reproductive justice, it’s about racial justice, and it’s about economic justice,” said...

October 19, 2020

Ride-Out organizers and fellow bikers issue statement on Jhamal Gonsalves and the police-moped impact

“Ride outs were built to create safety for our youth. We ride in packs to minimize the...

September 3, 2020

Representative Williams calls on governor to nominate women of color to the judiciary

“We have had this conversation far too often, and for far too long,” said Representative Anastasia Williams....

July 24, 2020

PERA calls for immediate briefing on two recent incidents involving Providence Police Officers

“Within the past 24 hours, I have received over a dozen phone calls from protestors, attorneys and...

July 11, 2020

Providence’s civilian oversight board blocked by police from accessing body camera footage

A debate over body camera footage at PERA’s monthly meeting shows that relying on the police department...