Lecture One: Key Terms & Incarceration by the Numbers
The United States has the highest imprisonment rate in the world. But is the problem simply that too many people are incarcerated–or is incarceration a problem, in and of itself? The US prison system, which is grounded in racism and economic injustice, is inherently destructive and must be abolished. Recorded at TEDxBaltimore January 2016.
Maya is editor-in-chief of Truthout magazine and the author of “Locked Down, Locked Out: Why Prison Doesn’t Work and How We Can Do Better.”
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
What “story of incarceration” do these numbers and statistics tell?
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