sentencing Archive

  • 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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  • Police, Prisons, and Power: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Criminal Justice (4/12/13)

    Join the Prison Studies Group for our Third Annual Graduate Student Conference on Friday, April 12 at The Graduate Center, CUNY. “Police, Prisons, and Power: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Criminal Justice” features original research from PhD candidates from across the country, discussing historical, contemporary, national and international […]

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  • Racial Gap in Men’s Sentencing

    “Prison sentences of black men were nearly 20% longer than those of white men for similar crimes in recent years, an analysis by the U.S. Sentencing Commission found.” Joe Palazzolo, “Racial Gap in Men’s Sentencing,” The Wall Street Journal. February 14, 2013. For the […]

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  • “Prison and the Poverty Trap”

    Check out the latest article in The New York Times’ “Time and Punishment” series. According to recent studies, “while crime may initially decline in places that lock up more people, within a few years the rate rebounds and is even higher than before.” “The shift […]

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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. Perversely, the criminal justice system gives officers an incentive to perjure themselves.

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