Ep. 64 – Mass Incarceration

New co-host Marci Corea interviews Stephen Erich and Mpilo Norris, the coordinators of a recent conference on mass incarceration.

Mpilo Norris hails from Windsor Mill, MD, and is a sophomore at Yale University studying Biomedical Engineering and Economics. Currently, he serves as Director for Yale’s Adventist Campus Fellowship (ACF). In addition to ACF, Mpilo serves as a guest preacher and motivator, having traveled throughout the United States and Africa. 

Stephen Erich is graduating from Yale Divinity School this May to pursue pastoral ministry. At Yale, Stephen has served as president of the graduate side of the Yale Adventist Campus Fellowship, which in February hosted “Let My People Go: An Interfaith Conference on Mass Incarceration.” In addition to his role at ACF, Stephen serves as an editor for the Yale Journal of International Affairs and as a strategist for Ubuntu Design Group.


Instagram: @yaleacf

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yaleacf

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0MulL4H0BaqWtcJsm4Nusg

Ending Mass Incarceration: http://emi.odyssey-impact.org/ (note that EMI is planning a conference for 2022)

Book Recommendations:

  • The New Jim Crow, by Michelle Alexander
  • From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America, by Elizabeth Hinton
  • Convicted and Condemned: The Politics and Policies of Prisoner Reentry, by Keesha Middlemass
  • The Darkest Night: An Incarceration Memoir From Jail to Yale, by Herron Gaston


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