James Kilgore

James Kilgore is a writer and activist based in Urbana, Illinois. He spent six and a half years in prison. During those years, he drafted three novels which have been published since his release in 2009. His latest book, Understanding Mass Incarceration: A People’s Guide to the Key Civil Rights Struggle of Our Era will be published by The New Press in September. He can be contacted at waazn1@gmail.com

The Politics of Mass Incarceration: Latest Stats Show Nano-Scale Reform Remains the Dominant Trend

Obama, Mass Incarceration and the “Extreme Center”

Black Prison Organizing

Why Prison Doesn’t Work

The Persistence of Mass Incarceration

Repackaging Mass Incarceration

Smart Sentencing and the Future of Mass Incarceration

Security Giant Admits $38 Million Fraud

The Terrifying World of Electronic Monitoring

The Myth of Prison Slave Labor Camps in the U.S.

Have Conservatives Really Seen the Light on Mass Incarceration?

The Rise of Electronic Monitoring in Criminal Justice

A Blow Against the Prison-Industrial-Complex

Business is Booming for the Prison Profiteers

The New Operation Wetback

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