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.
Jon Letman is a freelance journalist on Kauai. He writes about politics, people and the environment in the Asia-Pacific region. Follow him on Twitter: @jonletman.