Against the Grain

Prisoner Reentry Under Neoliberalism

One oft-ignored consequence of mass incarceration is the release of massive numbers of people from prison each year. Where do these people go, and how likely are they to find decent housing and the other resources they need? Over the course of his ethnographic work in Oakland, California, Alessandro De Giorgi discovered how neoliberal economics and ideology impact the opportunities and life chances of formerly incarcerated people. (Encore presentation.)

Alessandro De Giorgi, “Back to Nothing: Prisoner Reentry and Neoliberal Neglect” Social Justice

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