Building a movement to abolish the exclusion clause would be a major step in changing public attitudes about incarcerated people.
Two leading voices in the fight against mass incarceration: Michelle Alexander and Susan Burton discuss Jeff Sessions and the war on drugs.
Jails admit nearly 12 million people every year. Yet they are largely off the radar of critics of mass incarceration.
A journey into the world of racial hurt, degradation and separateness holds out the fragile possibility of redemption.
Black “innocence” always has to be proven and depends on attaining a “respectability” defined by white mores and the white gaze.
While any effort to stop mass incarceration must be expansive in scope and size, it ultimately has to be accessible to those directly affected.
Judicial and legislative victories against stop-and-frisk practices do not address how individual fears harden into iron bars of segregation.
While young black males are disenfranchised for life for dealing modest amounts of weed, BP can expect to be back to business as usual despite its horrific crimes.