Sasha Abram­sky is the author, most recent­ly, of Amer­i­can Furies: Crime, Pun­ish­ment, and Vengeance in the Age of Mass Impris­on­ment.

Sasha Abramsky is a senior fellow of democracy at Demos, a New York-based think tank, and a freelance journalist. He is the author, most recently, of American Furies: Crime, Punishment, and Vengeance in the Age of Mass Imprisonment. Sasha lives with his wife and two children in Sacramento, Calif.

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