U.S. Archive

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Broken on All Sides – Film Screening and Panel Discussion (3//9/13)

    Film Screening and Community Discussion Broken on All Sides: Race, Mass Incarceration & New Visions for Criminal Justice in the U.S. Saturday, March 9, 2013 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Riverside Church enter at 91 Claremont Avenue (between West 120th & 121st Streets, NY, NY) Panel discussion […]

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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. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324432004578304463789858002.html For the […]

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