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 Audible.com–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