It’s taken decades and millions of lives, but elite opinion is starting to move against mass incarceration. The New Yorker and the New York Review of Books ran detailed exposés on the scale and violence of the penal state. Conservative leaders like Grover Norquist have said that mass incarceration violates the principles of “fiscal responsibility, accountability, [...]
Mike Konczal is a fellow with the Roosevelt Institute. He blogs for New Deal 2.0 and Rortybomb.