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Mass Incarceration



  • How Today’s Protests Compare to 1968, Explained by a Historian

    The Pulitzer Prize winning historian and President of the Urban History Association: "If there’s nothing else I’d love for your readership to think of, it’s this: If you have 75+ cities burning, what does it say that from the leadership at every level, the only response has been more police?"



  • The Minneapolis Uprising in Context

    by Elizabeth Hinton

    It's necessary to understand anti-police rebellion as a form of political protest among people without the resources to express discontent in more socially accepted ways. 



  • A New Kind of Bondage

    by Jason S. Sexton

    TONY PLATT’S Beyond These Walls provides a relentless critique of the United States’s carceral regime, prompting us to rethink how criminal justice institutions operate.


  • E-Carceration: Are Digital Prisons The Future?

    by Christopher Twarowski

    Digital “shackles” have been utilized by the U.S. criminal justice system for more than 30 years but their use has increased a whopping 140 percent throughout the past decade.



  • The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration

    by Ta-Nehisi Coates

    American politicians are now eager to disown a failed criminal-justice system that’s left the U.S. with the largest incarcerated population in the world. But they've failed to reckon with history.