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Race and the politics of isolation in U.S. Prisons

Race and the politics of isolation in U.S. Prisons

fence outside a Michigan prison

Fence outside a Michigan prison

Photo: AFSC

Written by AFSC's Bonnie Kerness and Jamie Bissonette Lewey for the Atlantic Journal of Communication, this 2014 article traces the development of isolation in the U.S. and its strategic use against poor and oppressed people of color and individuals who are seen as political threats. The article is based on documentary evidence from more than 30 years of interviews and letters from currently and formerly incarcerated people.

Created Date: 
Feb 19, 2014