Thursday, August 8, 2019

Review of Homer Venters's Life and Death in Rikers Island

I have a review of Homer Venters's Life and Death in Rikers Island up now in Jacobin. I enjoyed this book, not in the least because of its terse and unpretentious exposition. I have some problems with the framework, which I address in the review. Definitely worth a read (both the review and the book) if you're interested in Rikers Island or the broader questions surrounding prison reform / abolition in the US right now.