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Running on a Beach

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On April 27, 2008
In an article in today’s New York Times, Newark (NJ) mayor Cory Booker compares trying to reduce recidivism rates and get ex-offenders jobs to “running on the beach.” It’s hard to make progress and it takes a helluva lot more energy than running on pavement. And the horizon just goes on forever. According to the […]

And Make it Snappy!

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On April 15, 2008

One more way that the criminal (in)justice system is whittling away at the small pleasures in life for the incarcerated in a Florida county: now their loved ones have to write extra teeny tiny. That&#

NY Prisons & Race Event

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On April 13, 2008
For all you NYC-based LGM-ers, here’s information about a great event coming up this Thursday at NYU (organized by the Wagner School of Public Policy). I won’t be there as bean, sadly, will be in class. But hope some of you will go and report back. Here’s the info: The American Constitution Society, Wagner Student […]

And again…

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On March 31, 2008

Prisons are a feminist issue. Last week, the Supreme Court let stand a ruling from the Arizona Supreme Court that requires prisons to provide transportation for incarcerated women seeking abortions. I

Incarceration Nation

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On March 9, 2008
In all the talk recently about the appalling numbers on American prison populations, one thing has become clear: prisons are a huge resources drain. The Detroit Free Press took up the issue the other day in an editorial. The paper (rightly) notes the human toll of our prison addiction. But more interestingly, the paper takes […]

Good News, Shockingly

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On January 28, 2008

It’s not often that I get to write about good news with regard to the American criminal (in)justice system. But today is one of those rare days. Late last week, the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals

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