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Researching Mass Incarceration and Prison Abolition: Books: People's Experiences

A research guide created by Brooklyn Law School's librarians to assist those who wish to identify resources on mass incarceration and prison abolition. This guide highlights selected New York-specific events and sources.


Books: People's Experiences (available through BLS Library)

If you have access to Netflix, you can view the documentary series: Time: The Kalief Browder Story.

Mr. Hinton also describes what he had to experience in the documentary film: True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality.  You can view this film online at Equal Justice Initiative's page: True Justice.  Equal Justice Initiative also describes Mr. Hinton's story and case here

Equal Justice Initiative (a nonprofit law organization founded by Prof. Stevenson in 1989) describes Mr. McMillian's story and case here

Note: BLS Library also provides an ebook version of this study: Joyce A. Arditti, Parental Incarceration and the Family: Psychological and Social Effects of Imprisonment on Children, Parents, and Caregivers (2012).  In catalog record for this book, click: ACCESS ONLINE VERSION - (EBSCO). Unlimited user access. (Off campus: requires proxy server.)

Books: People's Experiences (available through The New York Public Library)

New York State residents can apply for a New York Public Library (NYPL) card to access ebooks, audiobooks, and selected databases.