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Dreisinger, Baz

Summary: "Beginning in Africa and ending in Europe, Incarceration Nations is a first-person odyssey through the prison systems of the world. Professor, journalist, and founder of the Prison-to-College-Pipeline, Dreisinger looks into the human stories of incarcerated men and women and those who imprison them, creating a jarring, poignant view of a world to which most are denied access, and a rethinking...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Other Press 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 365 DRE

Smith, Mychal Denzel

Summary: "We are better than this" has been the rallying cry since Donald Trump was elected. But as New York Times-bestselling author Mychal Denzel Smith shows, Americans are too comfortable imagining our greatness. We like to believe in the rightness of our path and the inevitability of choosing our better angels. But historically, we've only come close to living up to the ideals we profess after we've...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Bold Type Books 2020

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 973.933 SMI

Ifill, Sherrilyn A.

Summary: This blisteringly candid discussion of the American dilemma in the age of Trump brings together the head of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, the former attorney general of the United States, a bestselling author and death penalty lawyer, and a star professor for an honest conversation the country desperately needs to hear. Drawing on their collective decades of work on civil rights issues as well...

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Publisher / Publication Date: The New Press 2018

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Crump, Benjamin

Summary: "[Ben Crump] shows that there is a persistent, prevailing, and destructive mindset regarding colored people that is rooted in our history as a slave-owning nation. This biased attitude has given rise to mass incarceration, voter disenfranchisement, unequal educational opportunities, disparate health care practices, job and housing discrimination, police brutality, and an unequal justice...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CRUMP, BENJAMIN CRU

Stevenson, Bryan

Contents: Introduction: Higher ground -- Mockingbird players -- Stand -- Trials and tribulation -- The old rugged cross -- Of the coming of John -- Surely doomed -- Justice denied -- All God's children -- I'm here -- Mitigation -- I'll fly away -- Mother, mother -- Recovery -- Cruel and unusual -- Broken -- The stonecatchers' song of sorrow -- Epilogue.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Book Club Kit, Call number: Book Club Kit 345 Stevenson

Zoboi, Ibi Aanu

Summary: From award-winning, bestselling author Ibi Zoboi and prison reform activist Yusef Salaam of the Exonerated Five comes a powerful YA novel in verse about a boy who is wrongfully incarcerated. The story that I thought was my life didn't start on the day I was born. Amal Shahid has always been an artist and a poet. But even in a diverse art school, he's seen as disruptive and unmotivated by a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Balzer & Bray 2020

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1 available in New YA Materials, Call number: YA FIC ZOB
1 available in Consider This, Call number: YA FIC ZOB

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC ZOB

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC ZOB

Hayes, Christopher

Summary: "An Emmy Award-winning news anchor and New York Times best-selling author argues that there are really two Americas--a Colony and a Nation,"--NoveList.

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Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364 HAY

King, Gilbert

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Summary: "A small town. A big secret. In December 1957, the wife of a Florida citrus baron is raped in her home while her husband is away. She claims a 'husky Negro' did it, and the sheriff, the infamous racist Willis McCall, does not hesitate to round up a herd of suspects. But within days, McCall turns his sights on Jesse Daniels, a gentle, mentally impaired white nineteen-year-old. Soon Jesse is...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364 KIN

Goffman, Alice.

Summary: Forty years in, the tough on crime turn in American politics has spurred a prison boom of historic proportions that disproportionately affects Black communities. It has also torn at the lives of those on the outside. As arrest quotas and high tech surveillance criminalize entire blocks, a climate of fear and suspicion pervades daily life, not only for young men entangled in the legal system,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Picador 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 307 GOF

Forman, James

Summary: "An original and consequential argument about race, crime, and the law. Today, Americans are debating our criminal justice system with new urgency. Mass incarceration and aggressive police tactics -- and their impact on people of color -- are feeding outrage and a consensus that something must be done. But what if we only know half the story? In Locking Up Our Own, the Yale legal scholar and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364 FOR

Fox, Margalit

Summary: "In this thrilling true-crime procedural, the creator of Sherlock Holmes uses his unparalleled detective skills to exonerate a German Jew wrongly convicted of murder. For all the scores of biographies of Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of the most famous detective in the world, there is no American book that tells this remarkable story--in which Conan Doyle becomes a real-life detective on an...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 364.152 FOX

Summary: Chronicles America's complicated perceptions of race and crime through the story of the "Central Park 5" -- a group of minority teenagers wrongfully convicted and jailed for brutally raping a white woman in New York.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Distribution 2013

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC CEN
1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF CEN

Taibbi, Matt

Summary: A work of riveting literary journalism that explores the roots and repercussions of the infamous killing of Eric Garner by the New York City police--from the bestselling author of The Divide

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Publisher / Publication Date: Spiegel & Grau 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 363 TAI

Van Meter, Matthew

Summary: "In 1966 in a small town in Louisiana, a 19-year-old black man named Gary Duncan pulled his car off the road to stop a fight. Duncan was arrested a few minutes later for the crime of putting his hand on the arm of a white child. Rather than accepting his fate, Duncan found Richard Sobol, a brilliant, 29-year-old lawyer from New York who was the only white attorney at "the most radical law firm"...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2020

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Nielson, Erik

Summary: "A groundbreaking exposé about the alarming use of rap lyrics as criminal evidence to convict and incarcerate young men of color"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: The New Press 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 345.73 NIE

Patterson, James

Summary: Ruby Bozarth, a newcomer to Rosedale, Mississippi, is also fresh to the Mississippi Bar--and to the docket of Circuit Judge Baylor, who taps Ruby as defense counsel in a racially charged felony. The murder of a woman from one of the town's oldest families has Rosedale's upper crust howling for blood, and the prosecutor is counting on Ruby's inexperience to help him deliver a swift conviction....

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Publisher / Publication Date: Little Brown & Company 2018

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC PAT

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1 available in Adult, Call number: LP FIC PAT

Spence, Gerry

Summary: "The search for justice for a Lakota Sioux man wrongfully charged with murder, told here for the first time by his trial lawyer, Gerry Spence. This is the untold story of Collins Catch the Bear, a Lakota Sioux, who was wrongfully charged with the murder of a white man in 1982 at Russell Means's Yellow Thunder Camp, an AIM encampment in the Black Hills in South Dakota. Though Collins was...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Seven Stories Press 2019

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 978.004 SPE

Hayes, Christopher

Summary: "America likes to tell itself that it inhabits a postracial world, yet nearly every empirical measure-- wealth, unemployment, incarceration, school segregation-- reveals that racial inequality has barely improved since 1968, when Richard Nixon became our first 'law and order' president." Hayes examines the surge in crime that began in the 1960s and peaked in the 1990s, and the unprecedented...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 364 HAY

Bass, S. Jonathan

Summary: "... reconstruction of the ... life of a wrongfully convicted man whose story becomes an historic portrait of the Jim Crow South"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Liveright Publishing Corporation 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 WASHINGTON, CALIPH BAS

Benforado, Adam.

Summary: "A crusading legal scholar exposes the powerful psychological forces that undermine our criminal justice system--and affect us all Our nation is founded on the notion that the law is impartial, that legal cases are won or lost on the basis of evidence, careful reasoning and nuanced argument. But they may, in fact, turn on the temperature of the courtroom, the camera angle of a defendant's...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Publishers 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 345 BEN

Johnson, Ron

Summary: On August 14, 2014, five days after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown ignited race riots throughout the city of Ferguson, Missouri, the nation found an unlikely hero in Captain Ron Johnson of the Missouri Highway Patrol. Charged with the Herculean task of restoring peace between a hostile African American community and the local police, Johnson, a 30-year law enforcement veteran and an...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Tyndale Momentum 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 JOHNSON, RONALD JOH

King, Gilbert.

Summary: Devil in the Grove is the winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction. Arguably the most important American lawyer of the twentieth century, Thurgood Marshall was on the verge of bringing the landmark suit Brown v. Board of Education before the U.S. Supreme Court when he became embroiled in an explosive and deadly case that threatened to change the course of the civil rights...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Collins Publishers 2013

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Allen, Danielle S.

Summary: The author relates how her cousin was imprisoned at the age of fifteen for attempted carjacking and how she took him in upon his release, only to lose him to the deadly streets of South Central L.A.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ALLEN, MICHAEL ALEXANDER ALL

Summary: "A comprehensive, readable analysis of the key issues of the Black Lives Matter movement, this thought-provoking and compelling anthology features essays by some of the nation's most influential and respected criminal justice experts and legal scholars. Policing the Black Man explores and critiques the many ways the criminal justice system impacts the lives of African American boys and men at...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364 POL

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