Why Are American Prisons So Afraid of This Book?

“The New Jim Crow,” a best-selling book about how mass incarceration has ravaged the black community, is banned by prisons in two states and can be difficult to obtain in others.

New Jersey Lifts Prison Book Ban After A.C.L.U. Calls It Unconstitutional

The state reversed a ban on “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness” after the A.C.L.U. of New Jersey wrote to the state’s corrections commissioner.