Further Learning

To complement the first-person learning of peoples' lived experiences, these resources can help you explore various aspects of the system, from macro and micro perspectives. While it is not exhaustive, this list is here to help you begin further exploration and learning about various aspects of the system.

Books

Worse than Slavery: Parchman Farm and the Ordeal of Jim Crow Justice - David M. Oshinsky

Condemnation of Blackness - Khalil Muhammed

Slavery By Another Name - Douglas Blackmon

Are Prisons Obsolete? - Angela Davis

New Jim Crow - Michelle Alexander

Lockdown High - Annette Fuentes

Invisible Men - Becky Petit

Women Behind Bars: Gender and Race in US Prisons - Vernetta D. Young and Rebecca Reviere

Chokehold: Policing Black Men


Essays

Mass imprisonment and the life course: Race and class inequality in US incarceration - B Pettit, B Western - American sociological review, 2004

Racism on trial: New evidence to explain the racial composition of prisons in the United States - PA Langan - J. Crim. L. & Criminology, 1985

And Justice for Some - E Poe-Yamagata, MA Jones - 200

Post-racial racism: Racial stratification and mass incarceration in the age of Obama - IFH López - California Law Review, 2010


Websites

http://www.sentencingproject.org/

https://www.prisonpolicy.org/

http://www.drugwarfacts.org/cms/

https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/race/news/2012/03/13/11351/the-top-10-most-startling-facts-about-people-of-color-and-criminal-justice-in-the-united-states/

http://www.businessinsider.com/study-finds-huge-racial-disparity-in-americas-prisons-2016-6

http://www.naacp.org/criminal-justice-fact-sheet/


Documentaries

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