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Posts Tagged: mass incarceration

Conversations with Literary Ex-Cons: Samuel Barlow

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Writer Samuel Barlow talks with Cullen Thomas in the prison where he was held for half a century.

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Imperiled Across Both the Deep and Immediate Past

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At the Atlantic, Ta-Nehisi Coates unflinchingly analyzes and condemns the history of mass incarceration in America and its disproportionately devastating effect on black families: The blacks incarcerated in this country are not like the majority of Americans. They do not merely hail from poor communities—they hail from communities that have been imperiled across both the […]

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Slow-Motion Sins

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At The New Yorker, Adam Gopnik follows up on his recent piece about America’s prisons, delving deeper into the moral issues surrounding mass incarceration. “The moral failings of advanced liberal societies, not least this one, tend to be slow-motion sins. We don’t stone the adulterer or hang the sodomite or massacre the restive inner-city residents. […]

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