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    In the wake…

    After last night’s grand jury announcement of no indictment, and after last week’s police-shooting of Akai Gurley in East New York, we wanted to re-share a bunch of resources that were compiled and circulated in August, after the police-shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO. “Documents Released […]

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    Prison Narratives: Changing the Story (4/10@Lehman College)

    Please join the African and African American Studies Department, Urban Male Initiative, Women’s Studies Program and City and Humanities Program for an exciting line-up of events changing the conversation about mass incarceration. 12:30:   Poetry Slam via Skype from inside Ohio’s Marion Correctional Institution. Q&A […]

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    Isolation and Reintegration: Punishment circa 2014 (4/3@Yale Law School)

    Seventeenth Annual Liman Colloquium Thursday, April 3, 2014 Yale Law School Co-sponsored by the Arthur Liman Public Interest Program, the Oscar M. Ruebhausen Fund, and Yale Law School Isolation and Reintegration: Punishment circa 2014 This colloquium explores how to reduce the isolation of prisoners, in […]

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    What is Justice? Film Series – American Violet (4/3)

    American Violet – Film Screening and Discussion A part of the What is Justice? Film Series  Thursday April 3rd, 2014 – 6:00 – 8:30pm The What is Justice? Film Series continues Thursday April 3rd from 6-8:30pm with a screening of “American Violet,” a film based on the racially charged drug […]

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    Michael Jacobson, “Comparing American/European Penal Policies and Prisons” (4/10@6:15pm)

    Join the Crime, Law, and Deviance Workshop for a Special Seminar on Prisons with Michael Jacobson, “Comparing American/European Penal Policies and Prisons: Policy Implications of Touring with US Prison Officials” April 10th, 6.15-8.15pm Sociology Lounge

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  • Nikhil Pal Singh, “Race, Crime and Police Power in the Making of US Empire.”

    Nikhil Pal Singh, “Race, Crime and Police Power in the Making of US Empire.”

    Nikhil Pal Singh (Associate Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis and History, New York University) 2pm, Friday, March 28, 2014 — Room 4406 “Race, Crime and Police Power in the Making of US Empire” This talk considers the historical importance of racialized criminality (and criminalized racial […]

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    Carceral States: Rethinking Prisons and Criminal Justice (3/28@GC)

    The Prison Studies Group presents The Fourth Annual, Interdisciplinary, Graduate Student Conference Carceral States: Rethinking Prisons and Criminal Justice Friday, March 28 12:30-5:30pm @ The Graduate Center, room 5409 We hope to see you there! (click on the below flyers to access them as downloadable […]

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    In the News: Solitary Confinement

    Prompted by recent federal lawsuits, New York State has recently agreed to significant changes in its use of solitary confinement in state prisons, including guidelines for the maximum length an inmate may be placed in solitary confinement, and ending or limiting the use of solitary confinement […]

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    Art and the Politics of Mass Incarceration (3/1@Barnard)

    Art and the Politics of Mass Incarceration: Well Contested Sites at Columbia University Saturday March 1st, 2014, 1-2:30pm Held Auditorium, 3rd Floor of Barnard Hall, Barnard College 116th Street and Broadway Registration Engaging vital issues of criminal justice through the arts, this initiative centers on […]

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    New York State to support college education in Prison

    Check out the announcement from Governor Andrew Cuomo, made February 16, 2014, to provide college programs (associates and bachelors) in ten New York State facilities. Here is coverage of the announcement from Inside Higher Ed. Federal legislation in 1994 eliminated Pell Grant eligibility for incarcerated […]

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