More than six million citizens will be handcuffed from casting a vote this November.
Black and Brown young men have been disproportionately targeted, apprehended, tried, sentenced, and incarcerated as a byproduct of America's draconian approach to justice over recent decades.
The scary truth about mass incarceration in the land of the free.
"Most women are in prison for crimes directly related to social inequity -- poverty, addiction, mental illness, domestic violence and trauma."
If you've ever applied for a job, you've probably seen the box we're talking about. Applications often require you to check if you've ever been convicted of a crime.
More than 130 police chiefs, prosecutors and sheriffs — including some of the most prominent law enforcement officials in
Instead of overcrowding prisons, a number of states are developing prison alternatives and programs to cut back on recidivism.
There is a common conservative narrative that the disproportionate incarceration of black people is not the result of systemic racism, but rather of shortcomings within the black community.This "fact" is used to justify a belief that a "culture of violence" is to blame for problems faced by black people in America.
Manning's current work on The Odyssey Project film grows out of the belief that relying on that "sophisticated machine" of mainstream media to tell the truth about incarcerated young men of color would be an exercise in futility.
When a garment factory collapsed in Bangladesh in the spring of 2013, I was at Princeton finishing my thesis on potential resolutions to the American prison crisis. I thought the two -- labor exploitation in the fashion industry and a disastrous incarceration rate -- were unrelated. I was wrong.