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18
Apr

What Is Prison Supposed To Do and Why?

For three decades, scholar-activist Ruth Wilson Gilmore has been advocating for prison abolition. She has theorized it and practiced it. For Gilmore, prison abolition means not just the closing of prisons but, …

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10
Dec

Human Rights Day: A Focus on Prison Reform

Today is Human Rights Day, which commemorates the day on which, in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. We felt moved to turn this year’s focus on prisoner’s …

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09
Dec

Measuring the Bangkok Rules

This post is published prior to Human Rights Day (December 10) and after the American Society of Criminology conference (November 16 – 19). #ASC2016 #HumanRightsDay by Barbara Owen, co-author of In Search of Safety: Confronting Inequality …

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