Excerpt from Alice Goffman’s *On the Run*

From The New York Times:

We have begun to pay attention to the harmful effects that America’s extremely high levels of incarceration have on former prisoners and their families, particularly in African-American neighborhoods, but we’re still missing part of the story. Our get-tough turn didn’t just send millions of young men to prison and return them home with felony convictions. It expanded the scope of policing and court supervision in poor neighborhoods, radically altering the way life is lived there.

My column on her book is here.  Here is a good profile of Alice Goffman, recommended.


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