Jul 23, 2008
Welcome to the Age of Incarceration
What happens when you lock up 1 in every 100 American adults?
"I spent nearly four years shadowing a woman who'd just been released from prison. She'd been locked up for 16 years for a first-time drug crime, and her absence had all but destroyed her family. Her mother had taken in her four young children after her arrest, only to die prematurely of kidney failure. One daughter was deeply depressed, the other was seething with rage, and her youngest son had followed her lead, diving into the neighborhood drug culture and then winding up in prison himself."
Click here for the full article written by Jennifer Gonnerman. And, the other articles about the impact of mass incarceration of people in this country.