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ENG 102: English Composition 102 - Gray: Mass Incarceration

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Mass Incarceration

The resources below examine incarceration in America, with a specific focus on the mass incarceration of Black men and the resulting effects on individuals, families, and communities. If you want to search for additional resources, the following search terms might help you get started.

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  • Incarceration
  • Race
  • Statistics
  • Racial bias
  • Mass incarceration
  • State violence
  • Wrongful conviction
  • Prison abolition
  • Masculinity
  • Feminism
  • Patriarchy


Scholarly Journal Articles

Harris, Angela P. "Heteropatriarchy kills: challenging gender violence in a prison nation." Washington University Journal of Law & Policy, vol. 37, 2011, p. 13+. Gale Academic OneFile, Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

Kupers, Terry A. “Gender and Domination in Prison.” Western New England Law Review, vol. 39, no. 3, Sept. 2017, p. 427. EBSCOhost,

Ricciardelli, R. “Establishing and Asserting Masculinity in Canadian Penitentiaries.” Journal of Gender Studies, vol. 24, no. 2, Apr. 2015, pp. 170–191. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1080/09589236.2013.812513.

Ricciardelli, Rosemary, et al. “Strategic Masculinities: Vulnerabilities, Risk and the Production of Prison Masculinities.” Theoretical Criminology, vol. 19, no. 4, Nov. 2015, pp. 491–513. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1177/1362480614565849.

SpearIt. “Gender Violence in Prison & Hyper-Masculinities in the ’hood: Cycles of Destructive Masculinity.” Washington University Journal of Law & Policy, 2011, p. 89. EBSCOhost,

Williams, Jason M., et al. “‘It’s Hard Out Here If You’re a Black Felon’: A Critical Examination of Black Male Reentry.” Prison Journal, vol. 99, no. 4, Sept. 2019, pp. 437–458. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1177/0032885519852088.


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