Jeannie Alexander: The Myth of Security

Jeannie Alexander, Co-founder and Director of No Exceptions Prison Collective, talks about the narrative of security that keeps many from living free.


Jeannie Alexander is the Co-founder and Director of No Exceptions Prison Collective.

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The Myth of Security: Questions for Reflection

Use these questions for individual reflection or for a group discussion about Jeannie Alexander's video, "They Myth of Security."


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Take what you learned from Jeannie Alexander's "The Myth of Security" and spend more time thinking about mass incarceration. Use these questions for your own reflection or use them for a group conversation. Learn, Reflect, Grow.

 

  • In her interview, Jeannie Alexander discusses how many people in our culture understand freedom. What does freedom mean to you? How do you view security?
     
  • Why do you think that our culture equates security with freedom?
     
  • Do you connect security with freedom? How can we envision freedom in other ways?
     
  • What views of criminal activity and imprisonment need to be changed in our society to address mass incarceration? How can you start making these changes?
     
  • What does it take to have the faith to understand the cultural narrative that prisons provide us security? What fears will we have to put aside?

 

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Videos to Share: Mass Incarceration

These informative videos offer a clear perspective on mass incarceration in the U.S. Share them on social media or with your friends to educate others about this issue.


Mass incarceration is a complex issue. Below, we've compiled videos that can help you begin to address these complexities. Not only do they offer a clear perspective on mass incarceration with background information, but they also approach the issue from different angles. 


Learn more about mass incarceration by watching these videos. Share your knowledge with others by showing these videos to friends or sharing on social media. 


 

 

"Mass Incarceration, Visualized"

From the The Atlantice Monthly and narrated by a sociologist, this video shows the history of mass incarceration in the U.S. and where our justice policies are leading the nation. 

"Slavery to Mass Incarceration"

Created by the Equal Justice Initiative, this video discusses the link between our current mass incarceration problem and the institution of slavery in the U.S. 

"Mass Incarceration in the U.S."

In this informative video, the Vlogbrothers give an overview of mass incarceration in the U.S., including a helpful explanation of the justice system. 

"The Enduring Myth of Black Criminality"

Best-selling author Ta-Nehesi Coates speaks about how our culture's understanding of black criminality affects the incarceration of the black population. 

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