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Rowan Moore
the Guardian
October 23, 2016

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

Paul Abowd, Fault Lines
June 17, 2015

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

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

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

Eyal Press
the New Yorker
May 2, 2016

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

Critical review of Ava DuVernay's documentary The 13th 

the Guardian

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

Various authors
August 2, 2016

The Marshall Project is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news organization that seeks to create and sustain a sense of national urgency about the U.S. criminal justice system.

Jarvis DeBerry
The Times-Picayune
October 19, 2016

Article about inequality in the justice system 

Leroy E. Mann
Scalawag Magazine
October 20, 2016

Writings from Leroy E. Mann, a resident of death row in Raleigh’s Central Prison, where he is a witness to the injustice of capital punishment.