Broken On All Sides: Race, Mass Incarceration and New Visions for Criminal Justice (2012)

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Today, there are more Americans in prison or jail, on probation or parole, than were enslaved in 1850, a decade before the Civil War began. The prison population has exploded by 500% since the end of the Civil Rights and Black Power movements. America locks up more of its racial and ethnic minorities than any other country (including South Africa at the height of apartheid). How could this happen? If you want to understand this tragic problem, and explore ways to overcome it, you need to... read more
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