This week on Up Close: incarceration.
America today stands out as by far the country with the most individuals in jails and prisons. Why is that? What problems does it cause? What can we do about it? The University of Pennsylvania’s Marie Gottschalk discusses all of this in Caught: The Prison State and the Lockdown of American Politics.
And then, amid America’s history of special incarcerations, the imprisoning of certain ethnic groups during World War II is a major topic. Contributing Editor for Texas Monthly Jan Jarboe Russell discusses some fascinating parts of that story in The Train to Crystal City: FDR’s Secret Prisoner Exchange Program and America’s Only Family Internment Camp During World War II.
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