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James Kilgore

is a Media Justice Fellow at the Center for Media Justice. He has written widely on issues of mass incarceration, labor, and electronic monitoring, as well as authoring Understanding Mass Incarceration: A People's Guide to the Key Civil Rights Struggle of Our Time (The New Press, 2015).

In Conversation

Some Reflections on Prison Labor

Ruth Wilson Gilmore: A popular notion in some progressive circles holds that US prisons are a chain of sweatshops and plantations where hundreds of thousands of incarcerated people labor under excruciating conditions to generate profits for transnational companies. Can you shed light on this view?


The Brooklyn Rail

SEPT 2023

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