That Black prisoners have emerged as spokespeople for, and theorists of, a different kind of freedom shows that the tragedy of imprisonment is neither preordained nor permanent.
Clinton cut several lengthy sections from "Hard Choices," which was published shortly after she had launched her presidential campaign. Omissions include references to Latin America, the TPP and the Arab Spring.
Joe Conason is national correspondent for The New York Observer, where he writes a weekly column distributed by Creators Syndicate. He is also the Director of the Nation Institute Investigative Fund.