Reading 2 – The New Plantation: Lessons from Rikers Island – from Chapter 2

https://youtu.be/MPvUU1vFeRM Reading 2 from The New Plantation: Lessons from Rikers Island “The New Plantation takes us into the chaos of Rikers Island, giving us the vivid voices of young men–kids, really–caught in the unrelenting grip of institutional racism. I found it riveting.” –Monica Wood, author of When We Were the Kennedys, Ernie’s Ark, and One-in-a-Million Boy “It’s easy to … Continue reading Reading 2 – The New Plantation: Lessons from Rikers Island – from Chapter 2

Color and Incarceration (Harvard Magazine)

https://harvardmagazine.com/2019/09/elizabeth-hinton Historian Elizabeth Hinton probes the roots of a gathering crisis. by LYDIALYLE GIBSON SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2019 Elizabeth HintonPhotograph by Stu Rosner IN 2005, during her first year of graduate school, Elizabeth Hinton traveled from New York to California to visit her cousin in prison. In some ways, she understood what to expect: for most of her childhood, … Continue reading Color and Incarceration (Harvard Magazine)

Mass Incarceration: The Whole Pie 2019

https://www.prisonpolicy.org/reports/pie2019.html By Wendy Sawyer and Peter Wagner March 19, 2019 Can it really be true that most people in jail are being held before trial? And how much of mass incarceration is a result of the war on drugs? These questions are harder to answer than you might think, because our country’s systems of confinement are so fragmented. The … Continue reading Mass Incarceration: The Whole Pie 2019