Pulitzer Prize– and Bancroft Prize–winning historian Heather Ann Thompson discusses civil liberties in our heavily surveilled and incarcerated society.

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Dr. Heather Ann Thompson is a historian at the University of Michigan, and is the Pulitzer Prize– and Bancroft Prize–winning author of Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and its Legacy (Pantheon Books, 2016). Thompson is a public intellectual who writes extensively on the history of policing, mass incarceration, and the current criminal justice system for the New York Times, Newsweek, Time, the Washington Post, The Atlantic, NBC, New Labor Forum, the Daily Beast, and the Huffington Post, among others. Thompson served on a National Academy of Sciences blue-ribbon panel that studied the causes and consequences of mass incarceration in the US as well on the boards of several policy organizations including the Prison Policy Initiative; the Eastern State Penitentiary, a historic site; and on the advisory boards of Life of the Law and the Alliance of Families for Justice. She has spent considerable time presenting her work on prisons and justice policy to universities and policy groups nationally and internationally as well as to state legislators in various states.