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Mass Incarceration

Mass Incarceration, Visualized

"Mass Incarceration, Visualized" by The Atlantic; Jackie Lay, Bruce Western, Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von BaldeggTa-Nehisi Coates

In this animated interview, the sociologist Bruce Western explains the current inevitability of prison for certain demographics of young black men and how it's become a normal life event. "We've chosen the response of the deprivation of liberty for a historically aggrieved group, whose liberty in the United States was never firmly established to begin with," Western says. 

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