The article discusses various reports published within the issue, including one by Bruce Western and Becky Pettit considering how social class and race impact prison sentencing, one by Jeffrey Fagan providing an overview of juvenile incarceration in the U.S., and one by Loïc Wacquant comparing the interrelated penal and welfare policies in California.


Loury, Glenn C., and Bruce Western. "The Challenge of Mass Incarceration in America." Daedalus 139.3 (Summer 2010): 5-7.