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Mass Incarceration



  • I Don't Have to Forgive Joe Biden

    by Christopher Lebron

    "I choose to believe he is ready to be transformed by the times, his peers, and the mandate given to him in defeating good ol’ white supremacy. I can accept Biden for the purpose of dealing with him for the moment."



  • “Nothing Stirred in the Air”

    by Stephen Dillon

    The architecture of the "supermax" prison targets the senses and emotions of the incarcerated as a means of control in the wake of political organizing inside and outside of prisons in the 1960s and 1970s. 



  • How Mass Incarceration Has Shaped History

    Political forces pushing for mass incarceration have been closely connected to those restricting the power of labor and pressing to keep wages low. 



  • How Today’s Protests Compare to 1968, Explained by a Historian

    The Pulitzer Prize winning historian and President of the Urban History Association: "If there’s nothing else I’d love for your readership to think of, it’s this: If you have 75+ cities burning, what does it say that from the leadership at every level, the only response has been more police?"



  • The Minneapolis Uprising in Context

    by Elizabeth Hinton

    It's necessary to understand anti-police rebellion as a form of political protest among people without the resources to express discontent in more socially accepted ways. 



  • A New Kind of Bondage

    by Jason S. Sexton

    TONY PLATT’S Beyond These Walls provides a relentless critique of the United States’s carceral regime, prompting us to rethink how criminal justice institutions operate.


  • E-Carceration: Are Digital Prisons The Future?

    by Christopher Twarowski

    Digital “shackles” have been utilized by the U.S. criminal justice system for more than 30 years but their use has increased a whopping 140 percent throughout the past decade.