The Straight Line from Slavery to Mass Incarceration


The US model of mass incarceration can only be understood as an extension of slavery, said Martha Escobar, author of Captivity Beyond Prisons: Criminalization Experiences of Latina Immigrants. “Bringing non-white bodies into this country to labor for a predominantly white society has been the model that has carried over as immigrants entered the United States,” said Escobar, a professor of Chicano Studies at California State University at Northridge.

 

 

source: The Straight Line from Slavery to Mass Incarceration

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