Series

Rethinking Incarceration


Episode 4

Race and Justice

America‚Äôs unique and troubled racial history informs modern systems and institutions. “Poor people, people of color, and particularly poor people of color have served as cannon fodder for an exploitative system since before the abolition of slavery,” writes Gilliard. In this film, he looks at less often examined aspects of post-slavery penal trends, in the South and elsewhere, that impact who and how we imprison to this day.