Category Archives: In the News

This page features a collection of mainstream media news stories about incarcerations affects on American communities.

In the News

 

Watch John Oliver and some muppets explain America’s out of control prison system

“‘Black people who commit drug offenses, they go to jail like this, whereas white people don’t go to jail at all.”

-John Oliver, Comedian

published on Vox

NPR: States Push For Prison Sentence Overhaul; Prosecutors Push Back

The concept of, ‘Let’s lock them up and throw away the key,’ does nothing for society and does nothing for us, because you haven’t taught them anything,”

-Marie Collins, Lafayette, LA, sheriff department

published on NPR

Some Parole Requirements Could Be Increasing The Crime Rate

“People that are living in neighborhoods with high concentrations of ex-prisoners are more likely to go to prison than people that are living in neighborhoods without that many former prisoners.”

-David Kirk, Assoicate Professor, University of Texas at Austin

published on NPR