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Health Inequities: Gender, Race, and Incarceration in the U.S.

Overview of the Prison-Industrial Complex

  1. Race, Reform, and Rebellion: The Second Reconstruction in Black America, Manning Marable

  2. The Politics of Injustice: Crime and Punishment in America, Katherine Beckett & Theodore Sasson

  3. The Strange Career of Jim Crow, Comer Vann Woodward

  4. “Clinton Crime Agenda Ignores Proven Methods for Reducing Crime”, Justice Policy Institute

  5. No Equal Justice: Race and Class in the American Criminal Justice System, David Cole

  6. Are Prisons Obsolete, Angela Y. Davis

  7. Golden Gulag: Prisons, Surplus, Crisis, and Opposition in Globalizing California, Ruth Wilson Gilmore

  8. “Punishment and Prejudice: Racial Disparities in the War on Drugs,” Human Rights Watch

Gender & Sexuality in Prisons

  1. The Regulation of Desire: Homo and Hetero Sexualities, Gary William Kinsman

  2. Criminal Intimacy: Prison and the Uneven History of Modern American Sexuality, Regina Kunzel

  3. Global Lockdown: Race, Gender, and the Prison Industrial Complex, Julia Sudbury, Julia Chinyere Oparah

  4. Pedagogies of Crossing, M. Jacqui Alexander

  5. Criminal Injustice: Confronting the Prison Crisis, Elihu Rosenblatt

  6. Prison Masculinities, Donald F. Sabo, Terry Allen Kupers, Willie James London

  7. The Criminal Justice System and Women, Barbara R. Price, Natalie J. Sokoloff

  8. Against Equality: Prisons Will Not Protect You, Ryan Conrad

Reproductive Health and Prisons

  1. No Magic Bullet? A Social History of Venereal Disease in the United States Since 1880, Allan Brandt

  2. “Sterilization for Human Betterment,” E.S. Gosney and Paul Popenoe

  3. Reproductive Rights and Wrongs: The Global Politics of Population Control, Betsy Hartmann

  4. “Stop Prison Rape Now,” Human Rights Watch

  5. “No Escape: Male Rape in Prisons,” Human Rights Watch

  6. Our Bodies, Our Crimes, Jeanne Flavin (288 pages)

  7. Policing the National Body: Race, Gender, and Criminalization, Jael Silliman

Race and Prisons

  1. “The Changing Racial Dynamics of the War on Drugs”, Marc Mauer

  2. Chicana Live and Criminal Justice, Juanita Diaz-Cotto

  3. Assata: An Autobiography, Assata Shakur

Medicine, Ethics, and Prisons

  1. The Nazi Doctors and the Nuremberg Code : Human Rights in Human Experimentation, George J. Annas

  2. Bones in the Basement, R.L. Blakeley and Judith M. Harrington

  3. “On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life,” Charles Darwin

  4. Acres of Skin: Human Experiments at Holmesburg Prison, Allen Hornblum

  5. Bad Blood: The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment, James Howard Jones

  6. In the Name of Eugenics, Daniel Kevles

  7. Kind and Usual Punishment: The Prison Business, Jessica Mitford

  8. “They Were Cheap and Available: Prisoners as Research Subjects in Twentieth Century America.” A.M. Hornblum

  9. “Prison Research: Does Locked Up Mean Locked Out?” Jeffery P. Khan, MD PhD

  10. “The prisoner as model organism: malaria research at Stateville Penitentiary,” Nathaniel Comfort

  11. “The Prison as Laboratory,” Silja J.A. Talvi

Life After and Outside Prisons

  1. “Meeting the Challenge: Public Housing Authorities Respond to the ‘One Strike and You’re Out’ Initiative”, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

  2. But They All Come Back: Facing the Challenges of Prisoner Reentry, Jeremy Travis

  3. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Youth: An Epidemic of Homelessness, Nicholas Ray

  4. Stories of Transformative Justice, Ruth Morris

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