Understanding Mass Incarceration: A People's Guide to the Key Civil Rights Struggle of Our Time

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Price
$17.95  $16.51
Publisher
New Press
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Pages
272
Dimensions
6.9 X 0.7 X 6.9 inches | 0.85 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781620970676
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About the Author

James Kilgore is a formerly incarcerated person who currently teaches in the Center for African Studies at the University of Illinois. He is the author of a number of novels and an educational text about Zimbabwe. He lives with his family in Champaign, Illinois.

Reviews

"James Kilgore is a masterful writer, and as a U.S. activist who has lived in Africa most of his adult life, he is able to connect us to politics and culture like no one else."
--Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, author of "Blood on the Border"
Praise for "Understanding Mass Incarceration"
This important polemic from Kilgore presents a grim picture of the U.S. criminal justice systemWith stunning statistics and heartbreaking stories, the book reveals how the system prevents individuals and their families from moving beyond incarceration.
"Publishers Weekly"
[A] graphically pleasing, very readable, emotionally and intellectually engaging work. It is concise, fairly complete, and quite convincing in its presentation of the facts surround the inhumane and socially destructive policy of mass incarceration.
"Counterpunch"
"James Kilgore is one of my favorite commentators regarding the phenomenon of mass incarceration and the necessity of pursuing truly transformative change. "Understanding Mass Incarceration" provides an excellent, much-needed introduction to the racial, political, and economic dimensions of mass incarceration, as well as a brilliant overview of the competing schools of thought regarding what must be done to end it."
Michelle Alexander, author of "The New Jim Crow"
"Useful for anyone with a horse in the race regarding law enforcementin other words, most American citizens."
"Kirkus Reviews"
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Praise for Understanding Mass Incarceration

"This important polemic from Kilgore presents a grim picture of the U.S. criminal justice system...With stunning statistics and heartbreaking stories, the book reveals how the system prevents individuals and their families from moving beyond incarceration."
--Publishers Weekly

"[A] graphically pleasing, very readable, emotionally and intellectually engaging work. It is concise, fairly complete, and quite convincing in its presentation of the facts surround the inhumane and socially destructive policy of mass incarceration."
--Counterpunch

"James Kilgore is one of my favorite commentators regarding the phenomenon of mass incarceration and the necessity of pursuing truly transformative change. Understanding Mass Incarceration provides an excellent, much-needed introduction to the racial, political, and economic dimensions of mass incarceration, as well as a brilliant overview of the competing schools of thought regarding what must be done to end it."
--Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow

"Useful for anyone with a horse in the race regarding law enforcement--in other words, most American citizens."
--Kirkus Reviews