"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
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