Prison Education and the Abolitionist’s Dilemma

Prison Education and the Abolitionist’s Dilemma

Congress passed the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act in 1994 in  the wake of several high-profile violent crimes. The Act, originally written by Joe Biden and signed into law by Bill Clinton, expanded federal criminal law. Among the Act’s provisions was...
Unpacking Criminal Justice Reform

Unpacking Criminal Justice Reform

Civil rights activists recognize mass incarceration as the most pressing issue of our time. With books like The New Jim Crow, progressives have accepted the idea that our criminal justice system acts as a means of racial control and oppression. “Law and order” talk...