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Rowan Moore
the Guardian
October 23, 2016
Type: journalism, newspaper article

He spent 43 years in solitary confinement in Louisiana State Penitentiary as one of the ‘Angola Three’.

Paul Abowd, Fault Lines
June 17, 2015
Type: documentary, journalism

On April 12, 2015, 25-year-old Freddie Gray was arrested in West Baltimore. A week later he died from a neck injury while in police custody, sparking protests that captured national attention.

Jennifer Gonnerman
the New Yorker
October 6, 2014
Type: journalism

The story of Kalief Browder, a young man who spent more than a thousand days confined on Rikers Island. 

Steven W Thrasher
the Guardian
October 19, 2016
Type: journalism

The award-winning poet on why she’s using her MacArthur genius grant to explore whiteness, her questions for Lionel Shriver, and how an Ohio prison explodes the idea that blackness equals criminali

Harvard Law School
March 22, 2016
Type: blog, project

The Prison Legal Assistance Project (PLAP) is a student practice organization in which students represent inmates in Massachusetts prisons.

José Manuel Santillana
Type: blog, project

​This website was created by José Manuel Santillana, a first generation Chicano graduate student at the University of Minnesota.

Inside Outside Alliance Durham, NC
Type: blog, project

Inside-Outside Alliance is a group of people trying to support the struggles of those inside (or formerly inside) Durham County jail, and their families and friends.

Eyal Press
the New Yorker
May 2, 2016
Type: journalism

Investigative piece that deals with the abuse of mentally ill people jailed in American prisons. 

Dan Berger
African American Intellectual History Society
October 22, 2016
Type: journalism, newspaper article

Critical review of Ava DuVernay's documentary The 13th 

the Guardian
Type: journalism, project

The Counted is a project by the Guardian – and you – working to count the number of people killed by police and other law enforcement agencies in the United States throughout 2015 and 2016, to moni