James Kilgore

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About James Kilgore

James Kilgore is a research scholar at the University of Illinois' Center for African Studies and an activist with the Champaign-Urbana Citizens for Peace and Justice in Illinois. He is the author of three novels, all of which were drafted during his six and a half years of incarceration. His forthcoming book, to be published by the New Press in 2015, is titled Understanding and Ending Mass Incarceration: A Primer.

Mass Incarceration Since 1492: Native American Encounters With Criminal Injustice

The recent right-wing militia occupation of federal land in Oregon once again reminds us that we actually live in what historian Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz refers to as the US "settler colonial state." Amazingly, Ammon Bundy and his clan took over this land with the claim that [...]

Mass Incarceration Since 1492: Native American Encounters With Criminal Injustice2016-11-29T17:36:58+00:00

Mass Incarceration and the Five Corporations Making Millions From Jailing Our Children

Introductory Essay By Betsy L. Angert | Photographic Credit; Juvenile Justice Life on the Island — Rikers. Five Corporations You've Never Heard of Are Making Millions From Mass Incarceration — It begins in our schools. You may have heard the word. Schools have become a Pipeline-To-Prison, or [...]

Mass Incarceration and the Five Corporations Making Millions From Jailing Our Children2016-11-29T17:37:23+00:00