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This month Julian Hope Wallace reviews The Riders Come Out at Night: Brutality, Corruption, and Cover-Up in Oakland by Ali Winston and Darwin BondGraham.
This month Tova Indritz reviews Up Against the Law: Radical Lawyers and Social Movements by Luca Falciola.
This month Susan Elizabeth Reese reviews In the Lions’ Den: The Penn State Scandal and a Rush to Judgment by Graham Spanier.
This month Robert Sanger reviews Mass Incarceration Nation: How the United States Became Addicted to Prisons and Jails and How It Can Recover by Jeffrey Bellin.
This month Sonya Pfeiffer reviews Prisoner of Politics: Breaking the Cycle of Mass Incarceration by Rachel Elise Barkow.
This month Al Menaster reviews Wilkes Syndrome: Trials of a Defense Attorney by Charles Sevilla.
This month Greg Bowes reviews Tortured Justice: Guantanamo Bay by Richard Kammen.
This month Matthew T. Mangino reviews Still Doing Life: 22 Lifers, 25 Years Later by Howard Zehr and Barb Toews.
This month Jon May reviews God’s Ponzi by Robert Buschel.