Archive for September, 2013

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  • Challenging Punishment: Race, the People’s Health, and the War on Drugs (10/4-10/5)

    “Challenging Punishment: Race, the People’s Health, and the War on Drugs,” is a two-day conference sponsored by Columbia University’s Institute for Research in African-American Studies (IRAAS), featuring scholars and researchers; health and legal professionals; and citizen advocates in discussion of the relevant social, legal, and […]

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  • “Race, Law, and Justice” – CUNY BMI Eighth Annual Conference (10/4/13)

    The CUNY Black Male Initiative hosts it’s eighth annual conference this year at York College. The event is packed with amazing panels and esteemed speakers, all on the topic of “Race, Law, and Justice.” Under the direction of Elliott Dawes, CUNY BMI has paid critical […]

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  • The Correction (Sept-Oct events)

    John Brown Lives! is sponsoring several events this fall that open up conversation about the 40-year impact of the Rockefeller Drug Laws.  The organization is based in New York’s North Country (where the Department of Correctional Services is a major employer and where several NYS […]

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  • Capital Punishment in America – Evan J. Mandery (JJay) on Leonard Lopate Show

    Check Out John Jay Professor Even J. Mandery on The Leonard Lopate Show, discussing his new book,  A Wild Justice: The Death and Resurrection of Capital Punishment in America, and the constitutionality of the death penalty. The book focuses two landmark Supreme Court cases on capital […]

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  • The Costs of Incarceration

    Incarceration is a costly business. Recent studies have revealed just how expensive it is for states and localities to incarcerate men and women (and children) in prisons and jails. Here is the recent article in The New York Times: Marc Santora, “City’s Annual Cost Per […]

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  • A Critical History of the Police: A Study Group at the Base (starts 9/10@5pm)

    Join The Base in Bushwick for a study group on the history of policing. This group will investigate the origins, development, and contemporary manifestations of the idea of “policing.” With a global context, the group will focus on the role that police play in NYC, […]

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  • “Women, Gender, and Prison: National and Global Perspectives,” Signs (Autumn 2013)

    Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society has just published a special issue titled “Women, Gender, and Prison: National and Global Perspectives,” available online through JSTOR. The issue highlights pressing concerns that face women and gender-variant people who are imprisoned or targeted for heightened surveillance […]

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  • Panel: Deportation Laws and Their Local Impact (9/16; 4-6pm @ JJay)

    Panel: Deportation Laws and Their Local Impact The Inaugural Event for a semester-long Immigration and Deportation Initiative at John Jay. Monday, September 16, Time: 4-6pm 9.64 Conference Room, New Building, John Jay College, 524 W. 59th St, NYC RSVP to oar@jjay.cuny.edu. Commissioner Dora Schriro, NYC Department […]

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