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Michelle Alexander Quotes: The nature of the criminal justice system has changed. It is no longer primarily concerned with the prevention and punishment of crime, but rather with the management and control of the dispossessed.
         

The nature of the criminal justice system has changed. It is no longer primarily concerned with the prevention and punishment of crime, but rather with the management and control of the dispossessed.


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We have not ended racial caste in America, we have merely redesigned it.

We have not ended racial caste in America, we have merely redesigned it.



Many offenders are tracked for prison at early ages, labeled as criminals in their teen years, and then shuttled from their decrepit, underfunded inner city schools to brand-new, high-tech prisons.

Many offenders are tracked for prison at early ages, labeled as criminals in their teen years, and then shuttled from their decrepit, underfunded inner city schools to brand-new, high-tech prisons.



There are more African Americans under correctional control, in prison or jail, on probation or parole, than were enslaved in 1850 a decade before the civil war began.

There are more African Americans under correctional control, in prison or jail, on probation or parole, than were enslaved in 1850 a decade before the civil war began.



The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness.

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness.



Nothing has contributed more to the systematic mass incarceration of people of color in the United States than the War on Drugs

Nothing has contributed more to the systematic mass incarceration of people of color in the United States than the War on Drugs



Sociologists have frequently observed that governments use punishment primarily as a tool of social control, and thus the extent or severity of punishment is often unrelated to actual crime patterns.

Sociologists have frequently observed that governments use punishment primarily as a tool of social control, and thus the extent or severity of punishment is often unrelated to actual crime patterns.



Mass incarceration is the most pressing racial justice issue of our time.

Mass incarceration is the most pressing racial justice issue of our time.



Once you have been branded a criminal or felon, you are typically trapped for life.

Once you have been branded a criminal or felon, you are typically trapped for life.



The rules and reasons the political system employs to enforce status relations of any kind, including racial hierarchy, evolve and change as they are challenged.

The rules and reasons the political system employs to enforce status relations of any kind, including racial hierarchy, evolve and change as they are challenged.



My great crime wasn't refusing to represent an innocent man; my great crime was imagining that there was some path to racial justice that did not include those we view as 'guilty'.

My great crime wasn't refusing to represent an innocent man; my great crime was imagining that there was some path to racial justice that did not include those we view as 'guilty'.





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