Sabrina Jones takes the prison-industrial complex and illustrates Marc Mauer's seminal “Race to Incarcerate” in the just-published “graphic retelling.”
Truthout discussed the book with Mauer recently in “How the Prison-Industrial Complex Destroys Lives” This is an accessible, documented history of how the United States has come to have the largest percentage of its citizens in prison: 25 percent of people in the world who are incarcerated.
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The following graphic cartoon excerpt depicts how the Reagan administration politicized the war on drugs and helped accelerate the filling of US prisons beyond capacity, ruining lives and racializing justice:
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Copyright 2013 by the New Press based on the “Race to Incarcerate” by Marc Mauer. Cannot be reprinted without permission of the publisher.