Prison Pipeline on 09/16/13
Bringing Down the New Jim Crow: A New Way of Life and the New Underground Railroad
From the documentary series produced by Chris Moore-Backman, Bringing Down the New Jim Crow explores and gives voice to the continuing struggle for racial justice in the United States during the era of mass incarceration. After cycling in and out of the criminal justice system for nearly 15 years, Susan Burton gained freedom and sobriety and founded A New Way of Life Reentry Project in South Los Angeles and opened her doors to other women returning home from prisons and jails. Michelle Alexander, acclaimed author of The New Jim Crow, points to Burton's reentry program as a model for the kind of bold initiative needed to build what she calls a "new underground railroad.