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The USA has by far the highest rate of incarceration in the world, and James Kilgore spells out the many causes and factors and results of this in Understanding Mass Incarceration: A People's Guide to the Key Civil Rights Struggle of Our Time. Looking at the War on Drugs, sentencing changes, probation/parole conditions, immigration penalties, schools as jails, and many more topics, lights go on and we have the possibility of understanding - and changing - our sick criminal justice system. James Kilgore is an adjunct instructor of global studies and urban planning at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
James Kilgore has also written 3 novels:
We Are All Zimbabweans Now
Freedom Never Rests: A Tale of Democracy in South Africa
Prudence Couldn’t Swim