What Is Mass Incarceration?

What Is Mass Incarceration?

Mass incarceration refers to the abnormal number of people sitting behind bars in the US. People generally point to the 1980s as the beginning of mass incarceration.  That’s when we began to see our prison populations grow. The cause for that? It’s generally...
Locking Up, But Not Locking Out

Locking Up, But Not Locking Out

Last week was a special week. I’ve been working with a small team on a photo project. We’re exploring the answers to these two questions: What does it look like to be knelt on by the criminal justice system? And,What does it look like to overcome being...
Maybe He Can’t Do Those Things

Maybe He Can’t Do Those Things

Someone emailed me last week. He wants to become a decarcerator. He wants to become a decarcerator because was just decarcerated. 15 years in the bing. He was 15 years old when he went in. Grew up in prison. While he was in, the world moved on. The culture changed....
The Definition Of A Decarcerator

The Definition Of A Decarcerator

What does it mean to be a “decarcerator”? A decarcerator is someone who lowers the number of people who are currently–or destined to be–incarcerated. They believe that there are too many people behind bars–or destined to go there. And...
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