Since the Reagan-era ‘War on Drugs,’ which expanded Nixon-era policies, our nation has seen a dramatic increase in the prison population. Despite increasing evidence that large-scale incarceration is not an effective means of achieving public safety, our nation continues to “cage” men and women of color at disproportionate rates. The problem has now extended to the inhumane detainment of immigrants and refugees in and around the border.
Episode 16 examines the issue of mass incarceration with expert Isaac Bryan.
Isaac Bryan is a policy shaper and published scholar, whose work has helped to advance activist led movements and policy change around issues of racial, economic, and social justice. Currently, Isaac serves as the founding Director of the UCLA Black Policy Project, head of the Public Policy Division for the Million Dollar Hoods Project, and as the Director of Public Policy for the UCLA Ralph J. Bunche Center.