The prison pipeline – The Weeds – Vox

Matt sits down with John Pfaff, professor and author of Locked In, an influential and important 2017 book about mass incarceration in America. The two discuss some common misconceptions about America’s prison population, three different meanings of the term “broken windows,” and what might be the true cause 

The Weeds is Vox’s podcast for politics and policy discussions. Every Tuesday and Friday, Matthew Yglesias, Dara Lind, and other voices dig into the weeds on important national issues, including healthcare immigration, and housing. You can listen to it, and more Vox podcasts, here or join the Weeds Facebook community for conversation around each episode.

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The Afterlife Of Mass Incarceration : Fresh Air : NPR

There are 45,000 laws, policies and administrative sanctions in the U.S. that target people with criminal records. University of Chicago sociologist Reuben Jonathan Miller researches how they affect people’s lives in ‘Halfway Home.’ “I want us to think about all these traps that we’ve created, we’ve produced, and I want us to unmake them,” Miller says.
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