Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Education v.s. Incarceration

The troubling connection between mass incarceration and public education has been well documented by authors including Ruth Gilmore, Erica Meiners, and Michelle Alexander. Here, Washington State University sociologist Gregory Hooks provides some accessible empirical insight into the ways mass incarceration is a) utterly unjustifiable in relation to actual crime rates and b) directly redirects state resources from our schools.

Thanks to Stephen Hartnett for passing this along.