New Feminist Solutions Report: The Crisis of Criminalization

The Crisis of Criminalization: A Call for a Comprehensive Philanthropic Response

Written by Andrea J. Ritchie and Beth E. Richie

 

This report is an urgent call for a comprehensive philanthropic response to the growing crisis of criminalization. Over the past decade mass incarceration – the reality that over 2.2 million people are locked up in the nation’s prisons and jails, and 60% are people of color – has emerged as a central social justice issue of our time. Advocates, organizers, and philanthropic partners have confronted this crisis by working to reduce both racial disparities and the overall population of incarcerated people, and to mitigate the collateral consequences of criminal convictions.

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