Episode

5/3 The Persistent Myths and Dangers of Mass Incarceration w/ Victoria Law

May 3, 2021

Sam and Emma host author and activist Victoria Law to discuss her new book, “Prisons Make Us Safer”: And 20 Other Myths about Mass Incarceration, on how our perception of incarceration has been wrong from the start. Sam, Emma and Victoria explore our carceral state and how racism and social control are the catalysts for mass incarceration and have continued to be its driving force.

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