Saturday, May 28, 2016

How "The War on Crime" Created Mass Incarceration in the US

I came across this in today's New York Times Book Review:

The Making of Mass Incarceration in America

a new book by Harvard professor Elizabeth Hinton. The book documents how biased and racial policies stemming from the Kennedy administration and fully blooming under Reagan have helped to create the prison population explosion we have in this country.

Meanwhile, FOX News, and the other corporate networks continue to fiddle while Rome burns, choosing rather to report compelling reports about celebrities and moronic presidential candidates.




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