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Jails: Time to Wake Up to Mass Incarceration in Your Neighborhood

Apr 23, 2015 | by admin

Build Programs, Not Jails member, James Kilgore examines the need to add jails to the discussion of mass incarceration. Check out his recent article on Truthout.

Jails admit nearly 12 million people every year. Yet they are largely off the radar of critics of mass incarceration. However, as a new report by Vera Institute and actions by activists around the country demonstrate, jails matter.

Read James’ article over on Truthout.