Incarcerating US exposes America's prison problem and explores vital criminal-justice reforms.
"A gripping depiction of the drug war run amok, showing in deeply human terms how inequality, racism, and politics have led to the most massive wave of imprisonment in American history. This heart-felt film provides excellent background on the causes and consequences of the mass incarceration crisis."
Craig Reinarman, Professor of Sociology and Legal Studies, University of California-Santa Cruz, Author, Crack in America: Demon Drugs and Social Justice
"A powerful film, well-done. This is a film that everyone interested in understanding the history and dynamics of incarceration in the US should view!"
Howard Zehr, Co-director, Zehr Institute for Restorative Justice, Professor Emeritus, Sociology and Restorative Justice, Eastern Mennonite University
"This timely and powerful documentary draws much-needed attention to the human destruction of the War on Drugs and its harmful effect on individuals, families, and society...should be widely shown in both college classrooms and community associations concerned with social justice. In addition to providing the historical and political context about mass incarceration, it shares touching stories of both hope and despair."
Marc Howard, Professor of Government, Professor of Law, Director of the Prisons and Justice Initiative, Georgetown University
"A masterful job of explaining how the United States became the world's largest jailer and what that dubious distinction means for families, communities, and taxpayers. No matter where you fall on the political spectrum, you will walk away from this movie angry, informed, and ready to demand change."
Julie Stewart, President and Founder, Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM)