New Journalistic Essay: Visiting Cook County Jail with Jesse Jackson

On Christmas morning, I accompanied civil rights leader, Jesse Jackson, on his fiftieth annual visit to Cook County Jail, the largest in the Chicagoland area. In my essay, I report on Jackson’s moving remarks to inmates, and the work of his organization, Rainbow/PUSH, to combat racial and class biases in the criminal justice system, mass incarceration, and the existence of modern day debt prisons.

Read it at the Daily Ripple.

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