This is by no means an exhaustive list. Have recommendations you think we should add? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- “The New Jim Crow” by Michelle Alexander
- “Just Mercy” by Bryan Stevenson
- “Locked In” by John Pfaff
- “Going Up the River” by John Hallinan
- “So I Can Live 2014: Stories from Tennessee’s Death Row”
- “The Sun Does Shine” by Anthony Ray Hinton
Undergraduate Classes at Vanderbilt
- Prison Life with Dr. Rosevelt Noble
- Special Topics in Political Theory: Mass Incarceration
- Politics of Police and Prisons with Alison Anoll
- Justice with Charles Lesch
- Law, Politics, and Justice with Professor Russell
- From the Plantation to the Penitentiary
- If you are a senior and eligible, there are also sometimes classes taught through the Divinity school that you can get credit for and will be held as a joint class with men at Riverbend.
Not all of these classes are taught every year, but they are worth searching for.
- Rikers: An American Jail
- The House I Live In
- Just Mercy
- True Justice