Read "Youth Voices in Lockdown", an anthology of creative writing by the students at the Sprungs section of Island Academy - Rikers Island

The Africana Criminal Justice Project (ACJP) was established to further develop and stimulate engagement (among academics, students, activists, and practitioners) with black intellectual production on the intersections connecting race, crime, and criminal justice systems. ACJP also supports initiatives seeking to address a response to the contemporary crisis of racialized criminal injustice, especially through the promotion of black civic capacity and leadership in communities impacted by mass criminalization and incarceration. These core objectives guide our research, education, and organizing initiatives.
Download a transcript of our April 2005 conference, "Criminally Unjust: Young People and the Crisis of Mass Incarceration"

Watch video from our Africana Studies Against Criminal Injustice conference

Download the annotated bibliography of the Africana Criminal Justice Project
Center for Contemporary Black History | Columbia University
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