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HOW OUR CULTURE AND OUR POLITICS FUEL MASS INCARCERATION

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As Told To

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.

Angel Harris

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Reflections

A Disruptive Innovation

Dismantling the machine that is mass incarceration requires all of us to think outside the box.

Marlon Peterson

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Fear of the Black Child

American society and its criminal legal system simply won’t let Black kids be kids

Kristin Henning

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Institutions

Maxed Out

Long a reflection of the American carceral system’s worst excesses, the supermax prison serves no just purpose and must cease to exist.

Schuyler Daum

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Reflections

When You Hear Me, You Hear Us

Incarcerated as children, four gifted poets share their art, their experiences, and themselves.

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Politics

Carceral Democrats

There is empirical evidence that Democratic governors will outspend and out-incarcerate Republicans if their reelection depends on it. That’s entirely avoidable.

Anna Gunderson

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Politics

A Seat at the Table

Joel Castón, the first person in Washington, D.C., to run for public office and win while incarcerated, explains how giving people like him a voice is the beginning of the…

Joel Castón

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