Chained to the System

Chained to the System: The History and Politics of Black Incarceration in America explores the experience of blacks under American law beginning with the linking of black skin to the institution of slavery, prohibiting the applicability of slave status to whites, and the passage of slave laws that defined protection of legal rights by skin color. Chained to the System traces this history through to contemporary criminal justice policies resulting in the disproportionate incarceration of blacks.

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Dr. Arthur Garrison

Arthur Garrison is a published scholar on issues of race, crime, criminal justice history, and Supreme Court jurisprudence. His publications also include Christian living topics, including biblical hermeneutics and biblical worldview on faith, law, and justice. He is a full professor of criminal justice at Kutztown University, and his writings have been published in various academic journals and publications.

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