US prisons are horrific — so horrific, in fact, that a former top physician at Rikers Island insists in a new book that we treat incarceration itself as a cause of harm to the imprisoned.
Jarrod Shanahan is an assistant professor of Criminal Justice at Governors State University and the coauthor, with Jayne Mooney, of Rikers: A Social History of New York City’s Island of the Poor, forthcoming from Temple University Press.
The Showtime mini-series Escape at Dannemora is a brutal portrait of the quintessential American prison town — where dehumanization reigns, no matter which side of the wall you're on.
Janus represents a turn from conciliation with public-sector unions towards pure repression.
The remake of Death Wish is a failure — because the law-and-order politics animating the original film triumphed long ago.