Tana Ganeva is a reporter covering criminal justice, drug policy, immigration, and politics. She's written for the Washington Post, RollingStone.com, Glamour, Gothamist, Vice, and the Stanford Social Innovation Review. Prior to that she was deputy editor of The Influence, a web magazine about drug policy and criminal justice. For years she served as the managing editor of AlterNet.org.
America’s Crowded Prisons Are About to Create a Coronavirus Crisis in Rural America
The prison economy has been a lifeline for rural communities for decades, but that lifeline has transformed into a vector for coronavirus.
The Coronavirus CrisisNew York City Has Done Almost Nothing to Protect 70,000 People in its Homeless Shelters From Coronavirus Spread
“To treat us like the dregs of society is not nice. We all are equally important and I wish sometimes people would see that.”
In Michigan, Where Pot Is Legal, Will Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Take Up Case of Man Serving Decades for a Weed Offense?
Michael Thompson is serving 40-60 years for what is essentially a nonviolent pot offense. He’s asking for clemency once again.
In a World of Legal Weed, Michael Thompson Languishes in Prison for Selling It in 1994
The criminal justice reform movement’s focus on “nonviolent” offenders has hurt people like Michael Thompson: “Where’s the violence coming in at?”