Archive for February, 2013

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  • Milk Not Jails

    Read about an upstate-downstate grassroots alliance seeking to improve communities urban and rural communities… through dairy agriculture. Tanisia Morris, “Greene Hill Food Co-op Sells Prison Reform,” The Local: Fort Green / Clinton Hill. February, 11, 2013. http://fort-greene.thelocal.nytimes.com/2013/02/11/greene-hill-food-co-op-sells-prison-reform/?smid=pl-share The Greene Hill Food Co-op on Putnam Avenue […]

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  • Lynching Beyond Dixie – Michael Pfeifer on the History of Lynching (3/21/13)

    4pm on Thursday, March 21 John Jay College, Moot Court (6.68NB) space John Jay and GC Professor of History Michael Pfeifer and volume contributors William D. Carrigan and Dennis Downey speak about the history of lynching. Lynching in the late nineteenth/early twentieth centuries is typically considered […]

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  • Open Positions at The Fortune Society

    The Fortune Society is one of the nation’s preeminent reentry service organizations, providing formerly incarcerated people with the skills and wrap-around services needed to break the cycle of crime and incarceration and to build productive lives in their communities. Fortune’s mission is to support successful […]

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  • Largest Private Prison Group in U.S. Wishes You a Happy Black History Month – COLORLINES

    Read analysis of a recent blog post written by the president and CEO of CCA (the nation’s largest for-profit prison corporation). The article draws on work from the ACLU, the Sentencing Project, and research from several graduate students. Jorge Rivas, “Largest Private Prison Group in […]

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  • NYT – Top Judge Says Bail in New York Isn’t Safe or Fair

    The New York Times Reports that in his annual State of the Judiciary address in Albany, Cheif Judge of the New York Court of Appeals, Jonathan Lippman argued “that the bail system was stacked against those accused of minor crimes, keeping them in jail at great personal hardship and […]

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  • The Power of Police (?) – NYC Crime and Prison Population Drop

    Consider some of the recent debates over the power of (NYPD) policing in reducing crime and the prison population: John Tierney, “Prison Population Can Shrink When Police Crowd Streets,” The New York Times. January 25, 2013. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/26/nyregion/police-have-done-more-than-prisons-to-cut-crime-in-new-york.html?smid=pl-share While the American prison population has doubled in the past two decades, […]

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  • Michelle Alexander in the NYT – “Why Police Officers Lie Under Oath”

    Check out Michelle Alexander’s Op-Ed piece in the New York Times. Thoughts? Comments? Michelle Alexander, “Why Police Lie Under Oath,” The New York Times. February 2, 2013. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/03/opinion/sunday/why-police-officers-lie-under-oath.html?_r=0 Perversely, the criminal justice system gives officers an incentive to perjure themselves.

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  • The Brennan Center: “How New York City Reduced Mass Incarceration”

    The Brennan Center for Justice has posted a video of its January 30, 2013 event, “How New York City Reduced Mass Incarceration.” The event was co-sponsored by the Vera Institute for Justice and held at NYU. From the website http://www.brennancenter.org/video/how-new-york-city-reduced-mass-incarceration: How did New York manage to […]

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  • The Legacy And Future Of Mass Incarceration – NPR and North Country Public Radio

    Forty years ago, New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller launched his campaign for what came to be known as the Rockefeller drug laws. Rockefeller wanted tough prison sentences, even for low-level drug dealers and addicts. It was an idea that quickly spread, influencing state and Federal […]

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  • Conflicting Conceptions of Justice in the 1970s: Policing and Racial Disparities by Delores Jones-Brown (2/11/13)

    Policing and Racial Disparities Delores Jones-Brown 7:00-8:30pm, February 11, 2013 John Jay College, CUNY T-Building – Haaren Hall, Room: 630 899 10th Avenue New York, NY 10019 Delores Jones-Brown is a Professor in the Department of Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration at John […]

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