At an infamous California prison, a warden, a white Mafioso murderer, and a black ex-gang member struggle to move beyond the stark reality of America's locked down racial order. Their stories reveal the hope and the hidden risks of transformative change, and the institutional nature of racial hierarchies.
Marc Mauer, Executive Director, The Sentencing Project
In An Ideal World makes the most challenging issues of American incarceration come alive. By telling the human stories behind the headlines, we come to understand the complexity of human behavior and the prospects for redemption.