Originally published 11/08/2017
Rheann Kelly, Natalie Medley and Christina Kovats
It’s time for their voices to be heard.
Originally published 09/11/2017
Heather Ann Thompson
We’re in danger of repeating the mistake we made after Attica when we let prison reforms fizzle.
Originally published 10/05/2016
From 1949 to 1957, the number of young people under criminal-justice supervision more than doubled.
Originally published 06/16/2015
The OAH’s Journal of American History addresses this question in a special June issue.
Originally published 03/24/2015
Inmates at America’s oldest women’s prison are writing a history of it—and exploding the myth of its benevolent founders.
Originally published 04/09/2014
Mass incarceration has become the elephant in the room of modern American history, a panel of historians said Tuesday at Yale University.
Originally published 12/12/2013
The manuscript was written by a man named Austin Reed, a prisoner in upstate New York.
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