“Incarceration Generation”: More Than Summer Reading

Posted by on Jul 22, 2013 in The Film


“Incarceration Generation,” published by the Justice Policy Institute should be required reading. It may alter your perception about what life behind bars is really like.

At the end of June, we went to Washington, DC to conduct interviews with senior researchers at the Justice Policy Institute. The JPI’s groundbreaking research distills otherwise inaccessible or incomprehensible facts and figures about the state of our criminal justice system into succinct, easy to read reports that inform the public, the media, and policymakers about fair and effective approaches to justice and community well-being.

Their most recent publication, “Incarceration Generation” brings together commentary from 19 researchers, advocates, and people who have personally experienced the criminal justice system to illuminate how the rising trend toward mass incarceration has impacted our nation.

The book highlights the men, women, and children from every social strata impacted by mass incarceration, as well as the different aspects of our practice and procedures that propel these populations into the justice system. It is compelling and myth-busting information that should be required reading for educators, lawmakers, parents, community leaders, the clergy, and every individual touched by the justice system—an astounding one out every 34 Americans is currently under some kind of correctional supervision, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics.

Don’t take our word for it. Purchase “Incarceration Generation” yourself at the JPI website and be prepared to be blown away. Buy now.

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