Locked Down, Locked Out: Why Prison Doesn’t Work and How We Can Do Better

Locked Down, Locked Out

By Maya Schenwar. Shows how the institution that locks up millions of  Americans and decimates poor communities is destroying the ties that, if nurtured, could foster real collective safety. Makes the case that incarceration takes away the very things that might enable people to build better lives. Also looks at community-based initiatives that successfully deal with problems, through connection rather than isolation. Read more.