Curated by Reginald Bell


After False Drug Test, He was in Solitary Confinement for 120 Days by Jan Ransom

Ex-Incarcerated Student: Society owes men and women in prison chance to return whole by Giovannie Hernandez

Prison Industrial Complex: What is it? Legal Slavery? How does racism and the gender gap play a role? by Deisy Salas

Read Cyntoia Brown-Long’s note to her 16-year-old self facing life in prison by Juan Buitrago

When Mental Illness Is Severe by Jane Brody


Beyond These Walls: Rethinking Crime and Punishment in the United States by Tony Platt

Burning Down the House: The End of Juvenile Prison by Nell Bernstein

Crook County: Racism and Injustice in America’s Largest Criminal Court by Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve

Homeward: Life in the Year After Prison by Bruce Western

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson

Misdemeanorland: Criminal Courts and Social Control in an Age of Broken Windows Policing by Issa Kohler-Hausmann

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander

Punished: Policing the Lives of Black and Latino Boys by Victor M Rios

Punishment Without Crime: How Our Massive Misdemeanor System Traps the Innocent and Makes America More Unequal by Alexandra Natapoff 

Rethinking Incarceration by Dominique Gilliard

Slavery By Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from Civil War to World War II by Douglass A Blackmon


13th by Ava Duvernay

Milwaukee 53206: A Community Serves Time by Adam Miller 

When They See Us by Ava Duvernay

Tedx Talks

Am I not human? A call for criminal justice reform by Marlon Peterson 

A prosecutor’s vision for a better justice system by Adam Foss

Germany: Low Crime, Clear Prisons, Lesson for America by Jeff Rosen 

We need to talk about an injustice by Bryan Stevenson 


Just Mercy: Race and the Criminal Justice System by Bryan Stevenson