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Crime, Punishment, and Mass Incarceration


Crime, Punishment, and Mass Incarceration

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Started by Rita Manning. Last reply by John Douglas Macready Oct 22, 2011. 1 Reply

Frontline is doing a documentary, Lost in Detention, about immigration detention tonight 10/18.

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Comment by Lorna Israel on June 30, 2013 at 9:19pm

hi every one. i'm glad to be part of this affinity group. i'd like to share an essay about the decriminalizing aspect of criminality as portrayed in the filipino film Tirador (Slingshot), the link of which is here thank yo very much.

Comment by Mechthild Nagel on March 2, 2013 at 12:29pm

hi Stephen, good to know that MacArthur is getting involved in this discussion. Perhaps this is a good time to announce a major conference on prison/penal abolition at Ottawa in June 2014. I am part of that organizing committee (ICOPA) and will be bringing flyers to Atlanta.

Comment by Stephen Randolph Stinson on February 26, 2013 at 4:00pm

The MacArthur Foundation, where I work, is starting to think about mass incarceration and how philanthropy can tackle this.  Review of the literature and of the landscape has begun and is ongoing.  A systems reform approach by MacArthur is likely, but no action has been taken yet.  A research network on the punishment paradigm is also likely in 2014.  But that is a separate, though complementary, track from the work of concrete reform.  Stay tuned.  I look forward to discussing with you in Atlanta.


Comment by Mechthild Nagel on February 5, 2013 at 10:20pm

Hi Grace, thanks for sharing news about the film. I seem to be more in sync with the film's message than that of the reviewer though. Maybe because I read Parenti's Lockdown America, Davis' Abolition Democracy, and Alexander, The New Jim Crow?


Comment by Grace Hunt on February 4, 2013 at 7:06pm

Here is a review of Jarecki's film _The House I Live In_, written by a colleague of mine from Bard Prison Initiative.

Comment by Grace Hunt on February 4, 2013 at 7:05pm

Hello all, have you all seen Eugene Jarecki's new documentary, _The House I Live In_?

The tag line says it's about how the "War on Drugs" has failed, but it's really about how it is doomed succeed in ruining poor American families. Here is the trailer:
Comment by Mechthild Nagel on January 12, 2013 at 12:40pm

hi, hope to meet you all at the Atlanta conference. Thanks, Brady, for your leadership.

I am particularly interested in decarceration and abolition.



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