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. In The Atlantic's October cover story, Ta-Nehisi Coates explores the impact of mass incarceration on the black family. Read the full story: http://theatln.tc/1MnL4Gf
PBS Film: Broken on all Sides: Race, Mass Incarceration & New Visions
Through interviews with people caught up in or involved with the system, this documentary answers and provokes questions on an issue walled-off from the public's scrutiny. This film illustrates how the emerging Occupy movement offers hope for change, and the possible reforms and solutions to ending mass incarceration.