Through the stories of prisoners and their families, including her
own family’s experiences, Maya Schenwar shows how the institution
that locks up 2.3 million Americans and decimates poor communities
of color is shredding the ties that, if nurtured, could foster real
collective safety. As she vividly depicts here, incarceration takes
away the very things that might enable people to build better
lives. But looking toward a future beyond imprisonment,... more...