James’ Writings on Mass Incarceration

James Kilgore has written extensively on mass incarceration in the U.S. as well as on the politics and history of southern Africa. Below are links and pdfs for some of these writings.


New Literature Tackles Big Questions on Mass Incarceration  http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/30656-new-literature-tackles-big-questions-on-mass-incarceration, May 8 2015

“Follow the Money: Hidden Investors Seek Big Money in Mass Incarceration, (with Brian Dolinar) http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/29809-follow-the-money-invisible-investors-seek-big-bucks-in-mass-incarceration ,  April 9, 2015

“Jails: Time to Wake Up to Mass Incarceration in Your Neighborhood,” http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/29322-jails-time-to-wake-up-to-mass-incarceration-in-your-neighborhood, March 4, 2015

“Carceral Conglomerate Makes Millions from Incarcerated, Their Friends and Families, (with Brian Dolinar) http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/29095-carceral-conglomerate-makes-millions-from-incarcerated-their-friends-and-families, February 13, 2015

“The New ‘Oppressed People’s Movement’: Can the Tide of Resistance Continue?” http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/28688-the-new-oppressed-peoples-movement-can-the-tide-of-resistance-continue, January 23, 2015

“Five Corporations You’ve Never Heard of Are Making Millions from Mass Incarceration,” http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/28501-five-corporations-you-ve-never-heard-of-making-millions-from-mass-incarceration, January 19, 2015

“Prop 47, Immigration Reform and More: The Contradictory Road of “Reforming” Mass Incarceration,” http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/27881-prop-47-immigration-reform-and-more-the-contradictory-road-of-reforming-mass-incarceration, December 10, 2014

“What the Movement Against Mass Incarceration Can Learn From the Struggle for Climate Justice,” http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/26398-what-the-movement-against-mass-incarceration-can-learn-from-the-struggle-for-climate-justice, September 24, 2014

“Time to Stop Criminalizing Immigrants,” August 7, 2014

“The Spread of Electronic Monitoring: No Quick Fix for Mass Incarceration,” , July 30, 2014,

“Tackling Debtors’ Prisons: Reflecting on the Death of Eileen DiNino,”  June 20, 2014

“Mass Incarceration: Are the Feds Really Charting a New Path?”  March 7, 2014.



The Repackaging of Mass Incarceration,  June 6, 2014,

Security Giant Admits $38 Million Fraud  11/22/13

Myth of Prison Slave Labor Camps in the U.S.    8/9/13

The Terrifying World of Electronic Monitoring   8/23/13

A Blow Against the Prison Industrial Complex (GEO Group loses stadium naming rights in Florida)  11/29/12

Business is Booming for the Prison Profiteers   1/9/12

The New Operation Wetback  8/4/11


After the Marikana Massacre  1/14/13

The Politics of Theft – Economic Inequality and the Forgotten Work Force  Summer 2012
Jon Yount: A Man Transformed (with Teresa Barnes)  6/6/12

Writings on Electronic Monitoring:

“Progress or more of the same? Electronic monitoring and parole in the age of mass incarceration,”(full pdf) Critical Criminology, November, available at: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10612-012-9165-0 

“The Rise of Electronic Monitoring in the Criminal Justice System” Counterpunch, April 30 at:  http://www.counterpunch.org/2012/04/30/the-rise-of-electronic-monitoring-in-criminal-justice/

Dissent article on EM 2012: “Would you like an ankle bracelet with that?”  Dissent magazine Winter 2012

“Electronic Monitoring: Some Causes for ConcernPrison Legal News 2012

Visit my website on electronic monitoring: voiceofthemonitored.com

Further writings on mass incarceration:

Social Justice: A Journal of Crime, Conflict and World Order   “Confronting Prison Slave Labor Camps and Other Myths”     August 28, 2013

Labor Studies Journal 37:4  December 2012 – Mass Incarceration and Working Class Interests: Which Side Are the Unions On?

Beyond the ‘New Jim Crow’: Talk at University of Wyoming Law School, Feb. 2013

Review of The New Jim Crow and Texas Tough-Against the Current 2012

Articles on Teaching in Prison

Bringing Freire behind the walls Radical Teacher 90 May 2011

Teaching Globalization to My Fellow Prisoners-Radical Teacher May 2013

Unpublished Reflections on Writing

My writing evolution-James Kilgore

James’ Prison Poems

Not So Serious-A Poetry Collection








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