An article like this deserves more visibility. It's drawing attention to an issue that we'd rather not think about--or one we may not even know exists. And it's the right kind of provocative:
Why? How has a problem that affects one in 31 Americans (not to speak of their children, families, and communities) been ignored for so long? The answer is that mass incarceration impacts mostly the poor, the historically disfavored, the racial minority: those whose voices are rarely heard.