Think & Drink: America Behind Bars

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From Humanities Washington:

At 2.2 million, the United States locks up more of its citizens than any other country in the world, and this number has increased rapidly—500% to be exact—over just the last three decades.

“America Behind Bars” will address the history behind the mass incarceration epidemic, the drug war’s influence on incarceration rates, the racial disparity between the general population and those incarcerated, and the rise of the private prison system.

Speakers: Merf Ehman, staff attorney with the Institutions Project at Columbia Legal Services; and Katherine Beckett, professor in the Department of Sociology and the Law, Societies, and Justice Program at the University of Washington. Moderated by Phyllis Fletcher, managing editor of Northwest News Network.
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