Meek Mill is finally free. But his case, depicted in a new Amazon docuseries, shows the urgent need to challenge the criminalization of poverty and the class society that jailed him in the first place.
Zhandarka Kurti is an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
There’s a popular narrative that blames the blight and decline of the South Bronx in the 1970s on the working-class people who lived there. But a new film shows that it was landlords and the state who were responsible for the famous fires that ravaged the Bronx.
Andrew Cuomo is being touted as a 2020 presidential contender. But his juvenile justice reform law does more to shore up the carceral state than attack it.