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Behind Bars: A Guide to Understanding the Prison Industrial Complex: Citations

This guide is intended as an introduction to the terms and concepts associated with the Prison Industrial Complex in America.

A Brief Introduction:

 

Davis, A. (1998). Masked Racism: Reflections on the Prison Industrial Complex. History is a Weapon. Retrieved from https://www.historyisaweapon.com/defcon1/davisprison.html

Oliver, J. [LastWeekTonight]. (2014, July 20). Prison: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Pz3syET3DY&feature=emb_title

Peterson, J. B. (2016). Prison Industrial Complex For Beginners. Danbury, CT: For Beginners. Retrieved from https://www.amazon.com/Industrial-Complex-Beginners-Braxton-Peterson/dp/1939994314

Schlosser, E. (1998). The Prison-Industrial Complex. The Atlantic. Retrieved from https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/1998/12/the-prison-industrial-complex/304669/

Williams, R. R. [THE WHY]. (2019. January 17). Jailed In America│WHY SLAVERY? (OFFICIAL SHORT FILM 2018) [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVvbJe1449U&feature=emb_title

Privatization of Prisons:

 

Bainbridge, D. [Origin Of Everything]. (2019, April 23). Why Do We Have Private Prisons? [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwVEL7d3NsM

Conover, A. [truTV]. (2016, November 23). Adam Ruins Everything - The Shocking Way Private Prisons Make Money [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqQa_0gM6hg

Hallett, M. (2006). A Critical Race Perspective: Private Prisons In America. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press. Retrieved from https://books.google.com/books?hl=en&lr=&id=cF5Md6QXQNEC&oi=fnd&pg=PP1&dq=private+prisons&ots=APZ_XLhd_e&sig=UvTp

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Lehrer, B. & Eisen, L. B. (2017) What to Do with Private Prisons. WNYC. Retrieved from https://www.wnyc.org/story/what-do-private-prisons/

Selman, D. & Leighton, P. (2010). Punishment for Sale: Private Prisons, Big Business, and the Incarceration Binge. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. Retrieved from https://books.google.com/books?hl=en&lr=&id=qb3BAAAAQBAJ&oi=fnd&pg=PR3&dq=private+prisons&ots=ASwKidWDDN&sig=

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Mass Incarceration:

 

Alexander, M. (2012). The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. New York, NY: The New Press. Retrieved from https://www.amazon.com/New-Jim-Crow-Incarceration-Colorblindness/dp/1595586431

Cornish, A. & Coates, T. (2015) Ta-Nehisi Coates Outlines Path To Mass Incarceration In 'The Atlantic.’ NPR. Retrieved from https://www.npr.org/2015/09/14/440327585/ta-nehisi-coates-outlines-path-to-mass-incarceration-in-the-atlantic

Hinton, E. (2016). From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. Retrieved from https://www.amazon.com/War-Poverty-Crime-Incarceration-America/dp/0674737237

Kilgore, J. (2015) Understanding Mass Incarceration: A People's Guide to the Key Civil Rights Struggle of Our Time. New York, NY: The New Press. Retrieved from https://www.amazon.com/Understanding-Mass-Incarceration-Peoples-Struggle/dp/1620970678

Western, B. [The Atlantic]. (2015, October 2). Mass Incarceration, Visualized. [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u51_pzax4M0

Prison Labor and the 13th Amendment:

 

Benns, W. (2015). American Slavery, Reinvented. The Atlantic. Retrieved from https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2015/09/prison-labor-in-america/406177/

Delaney, A. (2018). The ‘Modern Day Slavery’ Of Prison Labor Really Does Have A Link To Slavery. HuffPost. Retrieved from https://www.huffpost.com/entry/prison-strike-modern-day-slavery_n_5b857777e4b0511db3d21da8

DuVernay, A. [moviemaniacsDE]. (2016, September 26). 13TH | official trailer (2016) Netflix. [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6IXQbXPO3I

Martin, M. & DuVernay, A. (2016). Documentary '13TH' Argues Mass Incarceration Is An Extension Of Slavery. NPR. Retrieved from https://www.npr.org/2016/12/17/505996792/documentary-13th-argues-mass-incarceration-is-an-extension-of-slavery

Oliver, J. [LastWeekTonight]. (2019, August 4). Prison Labor: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO). [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjqaNQ018zU

Further Research:

Davis, A. (2003). Are Prisons Obsolete. New York City, NY: Seven Stories Press.

 

Stevenson, B. (2015) Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption. New York City, NY: Spiegel & Grau.

 

(2019) Brennan Center for Justice. Retrieved from https://www.brennancenter.org/

 

(2019). Critical Resistance. Oxygen Theme. Retrieved from http://criticalresistance.org/about/

(2019). The Marshall Project: Nonprofit journalism about criminal justice. Retrieved from https://www.themarshallproject.org/?ref=nav

 

(2019) The Sentencing Project. Retrieved from https://www.sentencingproject.org/

 

(2019) Vera Institute of Justice. Retrieved from https://www.vera.org/