A new documentary, which premiered last night in Washington DC, traces the evolution of America’s modern prison-industrial complex to its drug-war roots. Director Regan Hines tells TCR why he believes reforms must begin with an acknowledgment of that grim history.
The “patchwork” of local laws and federal actions is no way to make policy, says the co-author of a new book that applies real data to an issue that’s been clouded by polarizing rhetoric and misinformation this election campaign.
A short prizewinning narrative film about the fatal shooting by a police officer of an unarmed black youth is a chilling reminder of real-life tragedies in too many American neighborhoods. That’s one reason director Michael Marantz hopes it can serve as a “tool” for dialogue and change.