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"Mass Incarceration On Trial" - Jonathan Simon's New Book
Date Wednesday October 15
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
Revolution Books, 2425 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/AuthorRevolution Books
Presentation and discussion with Jonathan Simon, author of the new book, Mass Incarceration on Trial: A Remarkable Court Decision and the Future of Prisons in America

For nearly forty years, the United States has been gripped by policies that have placed more than 2.5 million Americans in jails and prisons designed to hold a fraction of that number of inmates. Our prisons are not only vast and overcrowded, they are degrading—relying on racist gangs, lockdowns, and Supermax-style segregation units to maintain a tenuous order.

“A masterful job of assessing the qualitative shift in the court’s analysis on human rights concerns as they apply to our notorious prison system, the book points the way to a legal strategy premised on human dignity as a means of challenging mass incarceration.”

— Marc Mauer, executive director, The Sentencing Project, and author of Race to Incarcerate
Added to the calendar on Sunday Oct 12th, 2014 8:36 AM
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