Michelle Alexander, in her seminal book The New Jim Crow, argues that mass incarceration today functions as a racial caste system that disenfranchises people of color.
While Alexander knows that the war on drugs has been one of the chief drivers of mass incarceration, John Pfaff, argues, however, that “when we look at the data more closely, it becomes increasingly difficult to defend the claim that the war on drugs is the main driver of prison growth”
Identify and analyze key areas of concern mentioned in your readings for this unit.
What do you believe are the various causes of mass incarceration as well as bias in our criminal justice system.
what actions or policies could be instituted to reform the current system?