James Kilgore

James Kilgore is an activist, researcher, and writer based in Urbana, Illinois, where he has lived since being paroled from prison in 2009. He is the director of the Challenging E-Carceration project at MediaJustice and the co-director of FirstFollowers Reentry Program. He is also the author of six books, including Understanding E-Carceration and the award-winning Understanding Mass Incarceration (both from The New Press).

News and Reviews

Ava DuVernay’s 13th Features New Press Authors

We are very proud that Ava DuVernay’s Academy Awardnominated documentary 13th features six New Press authors and their books—Miche

The Daily Beast

Sarah Shourd cites Kilgore's work in an article about technological alternatives to incarceration in post-prison America.

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Books by James Kilgore

Understanding E-Carceration
Electronic Monitoring, the Surveillance State, and the Future of Mass Incarceration

James Kilgore

Understanding Mass Incarceration
A People’s Guide to the Key Civil Rights Struggle of Our Time

James Kilgore