Penal System

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“Stern offers an invaluable historical analysis of a nation’s moral order in crisis, one that Americans need to bear in mind as Trump’s war on those seeking asylum in the U.S.

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“a uniquely valuable addition to the scholarship on prison education.”

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“In the end, something just doesn't smell right about this industry.”

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“may be as close as most of us will ever come to understanding isolation, a sentence described by William Blake as ‘worse than death.’”

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As a somewhat jaded and world-weary incarcerated writer, rarely do I read something that makes me really mad.

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“The criminal justice system has adapted itself to the world of mass incarceration.”

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In 1852 Charles Dickens said of solitary confinement, "I hold this slow and daily tampering with the mysteries of the brain, to be immeasurably worse than any torture of the body: and because its g

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Fans of Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr.—also known as Lil Wayne and Weezy—will want to pick up his new journal, Gone ’Til November.