People in Princeton are talking, finally, about the unfairness of the prison system. A task force plans events around Michelle Alexander’s book The New Jim Crow. Here are two places to find out useful information. .
“Locked Up, Locked Out, Locked Away” will be the theme for the NJ Council of Churches annual Issues and Action event, set for Saturday, January 26, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.at Shiloh Baptist Church in Trenton. Mark Taylor, of the Princeton Theological Seminary and author of The Executed God, will be one of the guest speakers.
On Wednesday, February 6, at 7 p.m., at Princeton Public Library, see Matthew Pillischer’s film Broken on All Sides, about the intersection of race and poverty within the criminal justice system — and the belief that mass incarceration of blacks has become today’s version of Jim Crow segregation. Pillischer will lead a discussion. (The graphic above is provided by the film.)