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Who’s Responsible for Mass Incarceration?

In News & Politics by JosieLeave a Comment

Two major articles by criminal justice experts last week roundly criticized Hillary Clinton for her support of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994. Both pieces are brilliant— I suggest you read them— and I fundamentally agree with their analysis of how the Clinton administration's use of tough-on-crime rhetoric perpetuated the demonization…

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The Other Side of the New Jim Crow: Students With Incarcerated Parents

In Education, News & Politics by Kathy Pierre2 Comments

Soaring incarceration rates have left their mark on the Black community, destroying the lives of many Black men and women and weakening neighborhood cohesion and voting power. Many stories of imprisonment start with a predictable history of a father or mother who was also imprisoned. But one of the underreported populations affected by parental incarceration…