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Essay

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The Poverty of Access

Librarians have a responsibility to everyone in their communities — including those who are incarcerated.

Jenny Rogers

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Beyond Private Prisons

Simply targeting the corporations caging migrants and other people for profit won’t create a future without mass incarceration.

Silky Shah

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Copaganda

How pop culture helped turn police officers into rock stars — and Black folks into criminals.

Mark Anthony Neal

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Radicalized at the Workhouse

The criminal legal system almost took my life from me. The anger that came after now fuels my life’s work.

Inez Bordeaux

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Where Choice Ends

Unless and until mass incarceration is ended, Roe v. Wade, and reproductive freedom writ large, will never be safe.

Crystal Hayes, Carolyn Sufrin & Jamila Perritt

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The Keeper and the Kept

The carceral system dehumanizes not just the people we condemn, but also its massive workforce.

Kaia Stern

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