Article. By Rachel Boccio. Rethinking Schools, Winter 2018.
A Connecticut educator who taught English to incarcerated young men for 20 years describes what happened when she introduced her students to the Canadian “Leap Manifesto.”
Book - Non-fiction. By Marc Mauer and Sabrina Jones. 2012.
Based on the popular book Race to Incarcerate, this graphic adaptation is a key resource to introduce a study of U.S. prison system to middle school readers and above.
Interactive timeline that connects moments in history related to the prison industrial complex.
Overview with links to articles, books, primers, films, and websites about the Attica Prison Uprising for the classroom.
Book - Non-fiction. By Michelle Alexander. Introduction by Cornel West. 2010, updated 10th-anniversary edition released in 2020.
A critical analysis of the role the justice system plays in the oppression of African Americans in the United States.
Book - Non-fiction. By Ellen Miller-Mack, Craig Gilmore, Lois Ahrens, Susan Willmarth, and Kevin Pyle. 2008.
This comic book presents the human stories behind the statistics.