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Bringing Down the New Jim Crow

Inspired by Michelle Alexander's groundbreaking book The New Jim Crow, this series of radio documentaries explores and gives voice to the continuing struggle for racial justice in the United States, during the era of mass incarceration,  Six separate episodes, ranging from 29 minutes to 53 minutes in length.  Download or listen online.

Backman, Chris Moore
Bringing Down the New Jim Crow

Radio documentary series. 

Chico Peace & Justice Center (CPJC)
Broken on All Sides

James Williams calls this “a compelling documentary addressing racial inequities within our criminal justice system and its devastating collateral consequences. It is an excellent resource to use in educating, motivating, and empowering your group, organization, or community on this critical issue."

Pillischer, Matthew (Director)
Building a Movement to End the New Jim Crow

Organizing guide to ending mass incarceration.

Hunter, Daniel
But They All Come Back: Facing the Challenges of Prisoner Reentry

Proposes a new architecture for our criminal justice system, organized around five principles of reentry.

Travis, Jeremy
Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB)

Coalition of over 65 organizations seeking to CURB prison spending by reducing the number of people in prison and the number of prisons in the state.

Can a Sex Offender Rejoin Society?

Presents data related to the myths and facts surrounding sex offenders returning to their communities and describes the role of treatment and community support in preventing recidivism. 

Dinsmore, Janet
Changing Lenses: A New Focus for Crime and Justice

Proposes a model of restorative justice which addresses the needs of both crime victims and offenders.

Zehr, Howard
Changing Paradigms: Punishment and Restorative Discipline

Argues that the practice of punishment is a major obstacle to healthy societies, families, and schools and should be replaced with “restorative discipline.”

Paul Redekop
Circles of Support and Accountability in the Thames Valley: The First Three Years

A report on an innovative approach to applying the principles of restorative justice to work with child sex offenders. The circles succeeded in reducing recidivism among participating offenders. 

Britain Yearly Meeting