Mass Incarceration

Attorney General Jeff Sessions taps a criminal justice hard-liner as his lieutenant, signaling an end to reforms.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions revoked a directive established during the Obama administration pertaining to phasing out private prisons, offering support for the continued use of the institutions.

"13th" analyzes the criminalization of African-Americans, the U.S. prison boom, and their connections to the 13th Amendment.

Rep. Jeffries dissected the history of Africans in America and the Black experience in the United States.

Senghor told Martin he was sentenced to 17 to 40 years at the age of 19: "Going into that environment, I had no hopes of ever getting out. I didn't even think about getting out, it was pretty much like I had to leave everything I knew about life behind and prepare myself to do the rest of my life in prison."