Some Holiday Reading on Mass Incarceration and the War on Drugs
Here are two magazine features to keep you occupied in airports and train stations through the new year:
- The American Prospect has published online this special report on mass incarceration, which will also appear in its January/February 2011 print issue. The report features contributions from criminal justice policy scholars Mark Kleiman and Michelle Alexander, plus reporting on a wide range of policy issues (indigent defense, prisoner reentry, education funding, etc.) and state and local experiments with alternatives to incarceration.
- Then, The Nation has published this forum on the War on Drugs, featuring a great lineup including Bruce Western, Marc Mauer of the Sentencing Project, and Ethan Nadelmann of the Drug Policy Alliance.