Why does the United States have mass incarceration?
Why are 1 out of every 4 prisoners in the world imprisoned in the United States? The prison population in the USA is now over 2 million people.
This interview-based feature length from Netflix tells the unfortunate story of mass incarceration in the United States, following the sequence of events all the way from the abolition of slavery in 1865 with the 13th Amendment, to Jim Crow laws and segregation, to the Civil Rights Movement, to the War on Drugs, all the way up to modern day.
Watch and learn about the systems that have oppressed people of color in the United States and enforced systematic racism at the heart of the justice system in America.
Not sure if you want to watch the full thing? Check out the trailer first!
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