For a fuller understanding of incarceration in the United States, explore the books below. Written by experts in their respective fields, each book will provide a deeper exploration into the epidemic of imprisonment, both here and abroad.
The United States locks up more people than any other country in world. It has 5 percent of the world’s population but more than 20 percent of the world’s incarcerated population. “If you want to understand America’s incarceration crisis, RIKERS is a good place to start,” says Bill Moyers. These books are a good place to continue.