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Inside America's broken—and broke—prison system
We are locking up 1 in every 100 American adults—and going bankrupt in the process.
The Shawnee Redemption
Prison problems? Not in Kansas anymore.
Much thanks to Real Cost of Prisons for pointing out this series of articles in the Boston Review
Reversing mass imprisonment
"To be young, black, and unschooled today is to risk a felony conviction, prison time, and a life of second-class citizenship. In this sense, the prison boom has produced mass incarceration—a level of imprisonment so vast and concentrated that it forges the collective experience of an entire social group."
Learning from the prison boom
"If racially skewed prison warehousing represents the latest incarnation of American racism, then political mobilization and social transformation on the scale of the civil rights movement may be necessary to dislodge it."
What we owe to incarcerated fathers
Mary F. Katzenstein and Mary L. Shanley
The Boston Review