cCharlton Bivins is a retired Dekalb County Sheriff’s deputy and a former Clayton County School Board member who is running for the School Board in District 6. He’s active in numerous civic organizations, runs a nonprofit to help people restrict their criminal records, and is an enthusiastic cyclist.

You’ll hear us mention a few books during this interview. Here are those titles, which you can buy online, at your favorite bookstore, or in some cases on–or you can check them out at the Clayton County Public Library branch nearest you for free!

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, Michelle Alexander

Chokehold: Policing Black Men, Paul Butler

Understanding Mass Incarceration, James Kilgore

Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates

Rethinking Incarceration: Advocating for Justice that Restores, Dominique DuBois Gilliard

Just Mercy, Bryan Stevenson

Unbreakable Resolve: Triumphant Stories of 3 True Gentlemen, Daniel Rideau, Jerome Morgan, and Robert Jones

A Life in the Balance: The Billy Wayne Sinclair Story, A Journey from Murder to Redemption Inside America’s Worst Prison System, Billy Wayne Sinclair and Jodie Sinclair

Love Behind Bars: The True Story of an American Prisoner’s Wife, Jodie Sinclair

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