A curated selection of recent scholarship, journalism and organizations working to create change.


Lucius Couloute, Prison Policy Institute. Nowhere to go: Homelessness Among Formerly Incarcerated People.

Lucius Couloute and Daniel Kopf, Prison Policy Institute. Out of Prison & Out of Work: Unemployment among Formerly Incarcerated People.

Devah Pager. Marked: Race, Crime, and Finding Work in an Era of Mass Incarceration.

SHRM Foundation. Getting Talent Back to Work.

Bruce Western. Homeward: Life in the Year after Prison.   

U.S. Civil Rights Commission. Collateral Consequences: The Crossroads of Punishment, Redemption, and the Effects on Communities.

Mass Incarceration

Michelle Alexander. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness.

Ear Hustle. The daily realities of life inside prison shared by those living it, and stories from the outside, post-incarceration.

Elizabeth Hinton. From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America.

James Forman, Jr. Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America.

The Marshal Project: Nonprofit Journalism about Criminal Justice.

Prison Policy Institute. Mass Incarceration: The Whole Pie 2020

Criminal Justice Reform Efforts

Equal Justice Initiative


Center for Justice and Reconciliation