‘We Are Men’
On the 50th anniversary of a flashpoint of the American penal system, the cries of Attica still resonate today.
An American Invention
In the struggle to end mass incarceration, one must understand how the criminalization of violence is largely a modern creation.
A Judge on a Mission
Here’s how a former public defender elected to judicial office in New Orleans works to chip away at mass incarceration.
Would you rather have your wallet stolen on the street or spend two weeks in jail? How people answer this question can shed light on whether our detention policies make sense.
Cracking the Black Box
One way to keep prosecutors accountable and check their carceral impulses is by shedding some light on their vast discretion to charge crimes.
How many people have to die in our city’s jails before DAs and judges’ actions are considered violent?—Angel Parker
America on Fire: The Untold History of Police Violence
By Elizabeth Hinton
From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation
By Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
“Prisons Make Us Safer” and 20 Other Myths About Mass Incarceration
By Victoria Law
Privilege and Punishment: How Race and Class Matter in Criminal Court
By Matthew Clair
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