Archive for February, 2014

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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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  • The Historical Roots of Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Criminal Justice (2/25@JJ)

    The Historical Roots of Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Criminal Justice featuring Clinton Lacey, Deputy Commissioner for the NYC Department of Probation Tuesday, February 25th at 1:45pm  John Jay College, Room L.76 Reception to follow in L72 at 2:45pm You may RSVP on John Jay […]

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  • Beyond the Bars Conference (Save the Date: March 7-8)

    The annual  Beyond the Bars conference, this year entitled Beyond the Bars: Breaking Through is coming up March 7th and 8th and will include keynote speeches from Angela Davis, Fania Davis and Beth Richie, performances from Bryonn Bain and Impact Repertory Theater.  Registration will be coming up soon but for now […]

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  • Lost in Detention (2/18@7pm)

    Lost in Detention Film Screening and Discussion   February 18th, 2014 — 7-9pm   Columbia Law School Jerome Green Hall – Room 106 The Justice Initiative will kick off the year next Tuesday February 18th with a screening of “Lost in Detention” and a post screening Q&A with […]

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  • The Drug War: Policing and US Militarism at Home and Abroad (2/20@6:30pm)

    The Drug War: Policing and U.S. Militarism at Home and Abroad Join us for an important conversation about how the U.S. Drug War has fueled mass incarceration and discriminatory policing practices in the U.S. as well as violence and militarization throughout Latin America. This panel will […]

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