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Youth Prisons Don’t Work. Here’s What Does.

October is Youth Justice Action Month, so let’s take stock of what we’ve learned about our juvenile justice system just this year.

About 50,000 youth… 662 more words

Imprisoned in the past

Charles Dickens often spoke out against inequality and injustice in Victorian society – not least in its penal system. 675 more words


Fear, Florida, and Faith-Based Prisons

Rhetorics of “law and order” have returned with a vengeance in the 2016 US Presidential Debate. In this edition in our Reading Race and Criminality series, Dr. 1,258 more words


More Prisons in NZ. Spending $1 billion is criminal.

Of course we need to keep the public safe from dangerous offenders, but how many of our 9798 prison population really pose a risk to the community? 78 more words

NZ Politics

Observations on Rosemary Gartner and Candace Kruttschnitt's Article, "Woman and Imprisonment: A Case Study of Two California Prisons"

  1. I agree completely with authors Rosemary Gartner and Candace Kruttschnitt, researchers cannot just study women’s “backgrounds, adaptations, and needs” (367). Research must ask the “broader questions about the purposes and practices of imprisonment, and the ways in which these are gendered” (367).
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Reading Observations

US prison struggles: latest calls for support

As the wave of revolt in the US prison system continues, more and more people are finding themselves targeted for reprisals by the prison authorities. These people are taking incredible risks to challenge an unjust system, and knowing that there’s people on the outside paying attention can have a real impact on the confidence of both the rebels and the authorities. 1,563 more words