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
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His enormous fraud left behind a devastating human toll and paper losses totaling $64.8 billion.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/2021/04/14/business/bernie-madoff-dead.html
The tactic has been used by dissidents including Nobel Laureate Andrei Sakharov.
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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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