Melanie S. Pinkert

Washington, D.C.

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Resisting Prison Profiteers

by Melanie S. Pinkert 05-01-2012

Thank you for printing Michelle Alexander’s commentary “When the Spirit Says Go” in your March issue. Due in large part to Alexander’s book The New Jim Crow, more and more people are coming to understand—and resist—how mass incarceration devastates communities of color, locking up millions and relegating those branded as criminals to a lifetime of legalized discrimination.