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  • On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American City | Alice Goffman

    On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American City

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Alice Goffman
    • Narrated By Robin Miles
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    A riveting, groundbreaking account of how the war on crime has torn apart inner-city communities. Forty years in, the tough-on-crime turn in American politics has spurred a prison boom of historic proportions that disproportionately affects black communities. It has also torn at the lives of those on the outside. As arrest quotas and high-tech surveillance criminalize entire blocks, a climate of fear and suspicion pervades daily life, not only for young men entangled in the legal system but for their family members and working neighbors.

    Luanne Ollivier says: "A view from one side of the street......"
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