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Reimagining the Classroom in Carceral Settings

Classrooms in prisons and jails can return to people what the penal system works to strip away—space and opportunities to self-express, self-advocate, and affirm their own humanity and the humanity of others around them. Performing this function of rights-restoration is not the limit of education

Framing Immigration: A Response to the NYT

The New York Times (NYT) published a brief piece over the weekend exploring the paper’s use of language in articles touching on immigration. It draws its inspiration from an in-depth article published on Tuesday that aimed to profile the 11-million individuals living without papers in

Haitians at the Border: Shifting Priorities

At the heart of a story emblematic of the bewildering confluence of rapidly evolving economic struggles and social identities occurring currently in the Americas is a group of migrants living in Tijuana, Baja California, near the Mexican-United States border. They have been grouped together as

Commentary on “President Obama’s Criminal Justice Legacy: What Went Wrong”

This commentary is inspired by Dustin Palmer’s piece “President Obama’s Criminal Justice Legacy: What Went Wrong”, which can be accessed at: http://carceralcomplex.com/2017/02/president-obamas-criminal-justice-legacy-what-went-wrong/. In the last days of his presidency, Barack Obama published a lengthy article in the Harvard Law Review (HLR). The publication’s former head

President Obama’s Criminal Justice Legacy: What Went Wrong

Last month, President Obama published a commentary in the Harvard Law Review (HLR) titled “The President’s Role in Advancing Criminal Justice.”1 Noting that American presidents “can exert substantial influence over the criminal justice system,” he highlighted reform efforts from the last eight years, including: encouraging

Privatized Prison Services: Food

Much ink was spilled in the days after the election over how the stocks of the two largest private prison companies, GEO Group Inc. and Corrections Corp, jumped in the wake of Trump’s victory. High hopes for the companies’ bottom lines rest primarily on the