Class of 2022 Learning Lab II Preparation – Mass Incarceration

Class of 2022 Mission/Focus
During Learning Lab II, the Class of 2022 will focus on the leadership demonstrated in many different aspects of reform in relation to mass incarceration. They will analyze the proposed reforms to the policies that created mass incarceration as well as efforts to mitigate the harsh impacts throughout many communities, especially the disproportionate impacts on poor and racial minority communities. They hope to learn the variety of steps national leaders are taking to reform our criminal justice system and alleviate the impacts of mass incarceration.

Required Reading List: Due September 18, 2019




Criminal Law:

Private Prisons:

Release From Prison/ Reform:


Putting all in perspective (visualized):

Recommended short videos (only 1 minute long):

Recommended Podcasts:

Optional: Reading List

  • The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
  • Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
  • Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Locked In by John Pfaff
  • Charged by Emily Bazelon
  • Courtroom 302 by Steve Bogira