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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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  • 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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  • Talking Transition: Criminal Justice Conversations

    Talking Transition: Criminal Justice Conversations Election Day isn’t (and should be) the only day of the year that the public has an opportunity to shape politics. Talking Transition has created a space to keep the conversations about issues that matter to New Yorkers going. There are several […]

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  • Screening of Herman’s House (11/12@7pm)

    Herman’s House is a documentary that chronicles the friendship between artist Jackie Sumell and Mr. Herman Wallace, one of the political prisoners of the Angola 3. “What kind of house does a man who has lived in a 6×9′ box for 30 years dream of?” […]

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  • Prison and Policing…on the Stage and Silver Screen

    We’ve recently learned of two upcoming events that feature the experience of police, policing, and incarceration — the first dramatized in a one-man theatrical performance, the second a documentary debuting at the DOC NYC Film Festival.   My Father’s a Cop   My Father’s a […]

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  • The Riverside Church Prison Ministry: 40 Years (Nov 8-9)

    Join The Riverside Church on November 8 and 9 to honor the 40th anniversary of the Prison Ministry, and to kick off a new campaign to improve parole, reunite families, and restore communities. Featuring: 
 Hill Harper Actor and author of Letters to a Young […]

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  • Herman Wallace (1941-2013)

    In Memoriam. Herman Wallace passed away early this morning, October 4, 2013, just three days after being released from Angola Prison, where he spent more than four decades in solitary confinement. Almost immediately upon his incarcerated for armed robbery  in  1971, Along with  Albert Woodfox […]

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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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  • “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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