Until We Reckon: Violence, Mass Incarceration, and a Road to Repair

Until We Reckon

By Danielle Sered. Addresses the issue of violence — offering approaches that will help end mass incarceration and increase safety. Questions the purpose of incarceration and argues that the needs of survivors of violent crime are better met by asking people who commit the violence to accept responsibility for their actions and make amends in ways that are meaningful to those they have hurt—none of which happens in the context of a criminal trial or a prison sentence. Argues that the reckoning owed is not only on the part of those who have committed violence, but also by our nation’s over-reliance on incarceration to produce safety — at great cost to communities, survivors, racial equity, and the very fabric of democracy. Read more.