Our prison system is a racist system. African Americans are incarcerated at a rate that is more than 5 times the rate that whites are imprisoned. Please join us for a community conversation about the racial disparities in our prison system, and how our prison system fails to address underlying issues such as trauma, drug addiction, poverty.
This list compliments our September 10, 2020 program: Race & Mass Incarceration
The New Jim Crow - Michelle Alexander
Just Mercy - Bryan Stevenson
The Color of Law - Richard Rothstein
The Fire this Time - Jesmyn West, ed.
The Fire Next Time - James Baldwin
If Beale Street Could Talk - James Baldwin
Blood in the Water - Heather Ann Thompson
Are Prisons Obsolete? - Angela Y. Davis
Locking Up Our Own - James Forman
Waiting for an Echo - Christine Montross
Becoming Ms. Burton - Susan Burton
Assata - Assata Shakur
Solitary - Albert Woodfox
The Sun Does Shine - Anthony Hinton
Films to stream and borrow:
Broken on All Sides
The Prison in Twelve Landscapes
Central Park Five
Central Park Five (DVD)
If Beale Street Could Talk
NYACK LIBRARY REFERENCE STAFF
This page contains curated book/content lists that are related to our varied programs!