Author argues that Civil Rights-era liberalism laid the foundations for the American carceral state. She taces the historical trajectory of race and imprisonment from the 1940s to the present.
2014 study of the causes of mass incarceration
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Article describes how prisons exploit incarcerated people as a source of labor: low wages paid to incarcerated worker, high profits to private prison firms, kickbacks to state from prison contractors, lobbying by for-profit prison firms, price-gouging of incarcerated people at the commissary (company store), debt peonage, etc.
"The Promise of Justice Initiative seeks to reform Louisiana’s criminal justice system and abolish the death penalty." The work is focused on "ending the death penalty, fixing inhumane conditions of confinement, exposing prosecutorial and judicial misconduct, eliminating poor representation of criminal defendants, and ending racial discrimination in the criminal justice system."
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Biography of a talented young African-American man who escapes the slums of Newark for Yale University only to succumb to the dangers of the streets when he returns home.
In January 2016, a bipartisan panel established by Congressional mandate issued a report intended to provide a blueprint for reforms to the Federal corrections system. The comprehensive report offers specific recommendations for transforming the federal corrections system.
In 2014, Congress tasked a bipartison panel with developing practical recommendations to transform the federal corrections system.
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