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Border Wars offers a stark portrait of the domestic cost of failed federal leadership in the post-9/11 era.
Our penal system, with its black tinge, constitutes a profound racial injustice. But is it a new form of Jim Crow?
James Forman, Jr.
Supermax Torture in America
Kept underground in Evin Prison.
Federal border policy is now effectively dictated by alarmist border-area sheriffs and politicians.
Neoliberalism and the war on drugs combine to ravage Juárez, Mexico, where traffickers, boosted by the economic effects of NAFTA, compete with security officials for control of the narcotics trade.
Lessons from the history of the prison boom.
More than 1.5 million children currently have a parent in prison; for 94 percent of these children, that parent is the father.
Mary Fainsod Katzenstein, Mary Lyndon Shanley
Reversing mass imprisonment.
Do Prisoners Have a Right to Read What they Want?
Race and the transformation of criminal justice.
Glenn C. Loury
The end of the Eighth Amendment.
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