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  • Prisons and Police in 1914 NYC – Thai Jones, Speaks at Gotham Center (3/6/13)

    As part of the Gotham Center’s Forum series, historian Thai Jones will be discussing his latest book, More Powerful Than Dynamite: Radicals, Plutocrats, Progressives, and New York’s Year of Anarchy on March 6, 2013 at the CUNY Graduate Center. Dr. Jones has shared an excerpt […]

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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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  • 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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  • 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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