EVENT: Book Talk - This Is My Jail: Local Politics and the Rise of Mass Incarceration
November 21, 2022
A Discussion with Author Melanie D. Newport
Join the Chicago Collections Consortium, the Black Metropolis Research Consortium and Melanie D. Newport, author of "This Is My Jail: Local Politics and the Rise of Mass Incarceration"
Thursday, December 1, 2022 at 6:00pm
Melanie Newport's recently published book examines the history of jailing in Chicago focusing on how incarcerated people and their allies resisted, and contested the transformation of American jails in the postwar era. Newport is an Assistant Professor of US History at the University of Connecticut-Hartford. She is an affiliated faculty in the American Studies and Urban and Community Studies programs. Copies of the book can be ordered from Penn Press.