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.
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.
This 2013 speech by a historian whose specialty is African American studies explores the impact of mass incarceration on urban space, stressing its moral dimensions.
"The Sentencing Project works for a fair and effective U.S. criminal justice system by promoting reforms in sentencing policy, addressing unjust racial disparities and practices, and advocating for alternatives to incarceration." Their work "includes the publication of groundbreaking research, aggressive media campaigns, and strategic advocacy for policy reform." This organization provides comprehensive, well-researched information about the prison-industrial complex and ways to end the system of mass incarceration.
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"WISDOM is a grassroots organization, comprised mostly of religious congregations of many denominations, which works to have a common voice on issues of social justice in Wisconsin. In all, WISDOM includes participation from about 160 congregations, of 19 different religious traditions." WISDOM does not work exclusively to end mass incarceration, but it is the leading focus of the work.
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