Incarceration is the new slavery

The New Jim Crow

Frederick Leatherman Law Blog

Friday, August 9, 2013

Good afternoon to all of our friends:

Crane-Station is winging her way to Seattle today to visit her family. She will be checking in from time to time and promised to post some Frog Gravy chapters while she’s there. She returns next Thursday.

Nikko and I will be tending the home fires. God willin’ and the creek don’t rise, we won’t burn the place down.

I just finished reading The Caging of America, by Adam Gropnik and I recommend all of you read it. The article was published in the New Yorker magazine.

Mr. Gropnik writes,

For most privileged, professional people, the experience of confinement is a mere brush, encountered after a kid’s arrest, say. For a great many poor people in America, particularly poor black men, prison is a destination that braids through an ordinary life, much as high school and college do for rich…

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