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Heather Schoenfeld

Sociologist; Assistant Professor, Northwestern University; Author of Building the Prison State (University of Chicago Press, 2018).

Louisiana sheriff’s comments reflect more than racism

At a press conference on October 5th, Sheriff Steve Prator of Caddo Parish, Louisiana decried the state’s new policy that would lead to the release of some prisoners in the upcoming months. Sheriff Prator’s comments that the reforms would contribute to the release of “good” prisoners as well as “bad ones” have been roundly critiqued for “evoking […]