Jessica Pishko
Writer, San Francisco

Jessica Pishko frequently writes about incarceration and social justice. Her work has been published in The Atlantic, The Guardian and NPR, among others. She lives in San Francisco.

Written by Jessica Pishko

Left to Right: Officer Kenneth Fridlund listens as student Kenny Stoltman reads an apology in a Florida juvenile court, having stabbed the officer three times with a knife. October 2011. Photo by St. Petersburg Times/ZUMAPRESS

Essay/
Human rights and justice
No apology

Those accused of crimes are often asked to apologise, but status and prejudice may shape the impact of those apologies

Jessica Pishko