Dismantling the School-to-Prison Pipeline, Second Edition
Edited By Anthony J. Nocella II, Priya Parmar and David Stovall
Chapter Eleven: Prisons of Ignorance
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With very few exceptions, few in the world of academia really know anything about the world of prison.
They may know surface, they may know statistics, but below exists another world, where America’s Untermenschen dwell in a hell that is, more often than not, beyond their experience, and thus beyond their ken.
Beyond the brick and steel and narrow-mindedness that masquerade as the so-called correctional system (where no one is, alas, corrected), there is the world outside, which I shall refer to as the feeder system, that ensures the continuing human seepage that populates prisons.
Let me try to illustrate something, albeit with what some may term anecdotal evidence.