Examines the contributions and limitations of the "Jim Crow" analogy, arguing that it obscures some important aspects of mass incarceration.
The Racial Profiling Project is a project of the South Carolina Progressive Network, focused on moving bringing police precincts into compliance with a state law that requires them to report the race of those stopped for traffic warnings.
29202 Columbia , SC
South Carolina US
Short film about a Tennessee prosecutor teaching in prison who is impressed by a promising inmate and then discovers he'd won the case to keep her incarcerated.
"Smart Justice Spokane is a broad, diverse coalition of more than 30 organizations, community members, and criminal justice professionals who have come together to advocate for reform of our expensive, ineffective, and unfair criminal justice system."
99201 Spokane , WA
5-minute video on the experience of solitary confinement.
This PBS movie, produced and distributed by PBS is 6 hours long and is an in depth portrayal of African American history. Reading (PA) Meeting showed this movie in 6-1 hour segments in November '15 and January '16 to a mixed (African American, Hispanic and Caucasian audience of 20-30 with brief discussion following the movie. The benefit of showing the movie is that it gives credence to the incredible courage developed over the years leading up to and including mass incarceration by African Americans facing one obstacle after another.
Well-written and well-documented book that extends Michelle Alexander's work back into history. The author shows how statistics garnered from the 1890 census, the first to measure the generation of African Americans born post-slavery, crime statistics, and immigration trends were used to create a narrative associating African Americans with criminality -- a threat to modern urban society. Published 2010, Harvard University Press.
2014 study of the causes of mass incarceration
From the website: "The Marshall Project is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news organization that seeks to create and sustain a sense of national urgency about the U.S. criminal justice system. We achieve this through award-winning journalism, partnerships with other news outlets and public forums.
10019 New York , NY
New York US