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Criminal Justice

This UCLA Professor’s Books on Policing and Prison Used to Be Treated as Radical. Now, Everything’s Changed

In City of Inmates: Conquest, Rebellion, and the Rise of Human Caging in Los Angeles, 1771-1965Kelly Lytle Hernández tackled L.A.’s sprawl of jails and prisons, explaining how the city came to create the largest prison system in the U.S. by systematically and intentionally “purging, removing, caging … and eliminating” immigrants and people of color.