Reimagining policing and public safety, mass incarceration, and the prison system
Time – a documentary from the New York Times and Amazon – follows Sibil Fox Richardson, fighting for the release of her husband, Rob, who is serving a 60-year prison sentence.
When They See Us – a Netflix series based on a true story. Five teens from Harlem become trapped in a nightmare when they’re falsely accused of a brutal attach in Central Park.
The New Jim Crow, by Michelle Alexander – Since it was first published in 2010, this book has been cited in judicial decisions and has been adopted in campus-wide and community-wide reads. It has spawned a whole generation of criminal justice reform activists and organizations motivated by Michelle Alexander’s unforgettable argument that “we have not ended racial caste in America; we have merely redesigned it.”
Just Mercy – An unforgettable true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to end mass incarceration in America—from one of the most inspiring lawyers of our time. Read the book by Bryan Stevenson, founder of Equal Justice Initiative, and watch the movie.
Rise of the Warrior Cop, by Radley Balko – a groundbreaking history of how police forces have become militarized, both in equipment and mindset, and what that means for American democracy.