The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration by Ta-Nehisi Coates

  Clara Newton at her home outside Baltimore, holding a picture of her son Odell, who has been in prison for 41 years for a crime he committed when he was 16. State o  ffi  cials have recommended Odell for release three times since 1992, but he has not been freed. August 4, 2015. 

Clara Newton at her home outside Baltimore, holding a picture of her son Odell, who has been in prison for 41 years for a crime he committed when he was 16. State officials have recommended Odell for release three times since 1992, but he has not been freed. August 4, 2015.