Netflix’ ’13th’ Traces Economic Roots of Incarceration

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The 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was supposed to guarantee that slavery and involuntary servitude effectively were outlawed with the exception of punishment for a crime where the “party shall have been convicted.” As detailed in 13th, director Ava DuVernay's "stunning and enlightening" new Netflix documentary, the nation's system of injustice has not changed much since the earliest days of . . .

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