What James Baldwin's Writing Tells Us About Today, Stacia L. Brown (2015).
If Beale Street Could Talk, Joyce Carol Oates (1974).
Actual Innocence: Five Days to Execution and Other Dispatches From the Wrongly Convicted, Barry Scheck & Jim Dwyer (2000).
Anatomy of Injustice: A Murder Case Gone Wrong, Raymond Bonner (2012).
Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates (2015).
Couldn’t Keep It To Myself: Testimonies From Our Imprisoned Sisters, Wally Lamb (2003).
Courtroom 302: A Year Behind the Scenes in an American Criminal Courthouse, Steve Bogira (2005).
Covenant with Black America, introduction by Tavis Smiley (2006)
Crime and Punishment in American History, Lawrence Friedman (1993).
The Death of Innocents: an Eyewitness Account of Wrongful Executions, Helen Prejean (2005).
Locked Up: a History of the U.S. Prison System, Edge, Laura B. Edge.
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Color Blindness, Michelle Alexander (2010).
The Perpetual Prisoner Machine: How America Profits from Crime, Joel Dyer (2000).
Prison Profiteers: Who Makes Money from Mass Incarceration, Tara Herivel (2007).
Race to Incarcerate: a Graphic Retelling, Sabrina Jones (2013).
Slavery by Another Name, Douglas Blackmon (2008).
Selected list of related authors available at Hartford Public Library
Zora Neale Hurston
Citizen: An American Lyric, Claudia Rankina (2014).
Dark Sons, Nikki Grimes (2010).
Prelude to Bruise, Saeed Jones (2014).
You Don’t Even Know Me: Stories and Poems About Boys, Sharon Flake (2010).
Black Families in the Age of Mass Incarceration, Ta-Nehisi Coates (The Atlantic, October 2015).
Does an Innocent Man Have the Right to be Exonerated?, Marc Bookman (The Atlantic, December 2014).
The Mass Incarceration Problem in America, Grace Wyler (Vice Magazine. July 2014.)
Mass Incarceration in the United States, Amnesty International.
Why Mass Incarceration Defines Us As a Society, Chris Hedges (Smithsonian Magazine. December 2012.)
Beale Street Blues, W.C. Handy, 1916
as performed by George Olsen and His Music
Kids for Cash, directed by Robert May (2013). PG-13
Slavery by Another Name, directed by Sam Pollard (2012). PG
The House I Live In, directed by Eugene Jarecki (2012). NR
Fixing the System, VICE (2015).
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