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Article • March 28, 2017
The Politics of Prisons: Location Affects Legislators’ Voting on Criminal Reform by Tim Marema by Tim Marema, Daily Yonder Legislators representing rural areas with prisons are less likely to support lighter sentencing and other criminal reforms. A new study argues that's because these rural legislators think they have an economic interest ...
Florida County Votes against New Jail on Former EPA Superfund Site, Opts to Stay in Flood Zone by Panagioti Tsolkas Controversy arose at a November 12, 2015 Escambia County Commission meeting in Pensacola, Florida over a plan to construct a new jail. The county’s old jail had been damaged by ...
Publication • December 30, 2016
Cell Taught, Self Taught - The Chicano Movement Behind Bars, Chase, 2015 589949 research-article2015 JUHXXX10.1177/0096144215589949Journal of Urban HistoryChase Special Section: Urban America and the Carceral State Cell Taught, Self Taught: The Chicano Movement Behind Bars Urban Chicanos, Rural Prisons, and the Prisoners’ Rights Movement Journal of Urban History 2015, Vol. ...
South African Prison Evacuated Due to Squalor; Two Prisoners Die from Rat-Borne Disease by Christopher Zoukis As bad as it gets in some U.S. prisons, conditions at the notorious Pollsmoor Prison in Cape Town, South Africa are so abysmal that the government was forced to temporarily close the facility and ...
Article • November 22, 2016
The Forgotten Tale of How America Converted Its 1980 Olympic Village Into a Prison by Budget approval for a small New York town to host the games came with one very large caveat. By Brianna Nofil, Atlas Obscura For two weeks in the winter of 1980, a small town in ...
Mass Incarceration In Rural Communities: Out of Sight, Out of Mind by By David Gutierrez, Harvard Political Review When the local economy of Susanville, California stagnated, the town tried to use a newly constructed prison as a recovery tool. Opened in the late 1990s, High Desert State Prison cost $272 million to build. High Desert, ...
Article • September 9, 2016
First Circuit Holds RLUIPA Does Not Provide Relief from Transfer to Remote Prison Where Opportunities for Religious Exercise Are Limited by The First Circuit has held that the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act ("RLUIPA"), 42 U.S.C. §§ 2000cc et seg., does not provide a basis for relief where ...
Long & Hodges v. Pickell, MI, Complaint, 14th Am 8th Am toxic water, 2016 4:16-cv-10842-AC-SDD Doc # 1 Filed 03/08/16 Pg 1 of 11 Pg ID 1 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT IN THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN SOUTHERN DIVISION DOUGLAS LONG and RENEE HODGES, individually, and on behalf of all ...
Long & Hodges v. Pickell, MI, Consent Decree, 14th Am 8th Am toxic water, 2016 2:16-cv-10842-AC-SDD Doc # 10 Filed 06/23/16 Pg 1 of 6 Pg ID 41 2:16-cv-10842-AC-SDD Doc # 10 Filed 06/23/16 Pg 2 of 6 Pg ID 42 2:16-cv-10842-AC-SDD Doc # 10 Filed 06/23/16 Pg 3 of ...
Environmental Impact Statement for Proposed Letcher Co KY Prison, BOP, Mar 2016 REVISED FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT FOR PROPOSED UNITED STATES PENITENTIARY AND FEDERAL PRISON CAMP Letcher County, Kentucky Prepared for: United States Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Prisons Capacity Planning and Construction Branch March 2016 (This page intentionally ...
Welcome to Appalachia’s Gulag Archipelago by By Skyler Simmons / Earth First! Newswire Exile in the Mountains It is hard to imagine the hollers and hills of southern Appalachia ever being a place of punishment. With its lush coves filled with ginseng, ramps, towering oaks, and tulip poplars. Its abundant springs, ...
Incarceration, Justice and the Planet: How the Fight Against Toxic Prisons May Shape the Future of Environmentalism by Panagioti Tsolkas Prisons inspire little in terms of natural wonder. It might be a weed rises through a crack and blooms for a moment. It might be a prisoner notices. But prisoners, ...
Publication • February 18, 2016
The New Landscape of Imprisonment - Mapping America’s Prison Expansion, Urban Institute, 2004 R E S E A R C H R E P O R T April 2004 The New Landscape of Imprisonment: Mapping America’s Prison Expansion Sarah Lawrence Jeremy Travis URBAN INSTITUTE Justice Policy Center URBAN INSTITUTE Justice ...
Inside the Small California Town with a Lot of Prisons, but Not Much Opportunity by Matt Tinoco Inside the Small California Town with a Lot of Prisons, but Not Much Opportunity by Matt Tinoco Adelanto, California is a small high desert town just a two-hour drive northeast of Los Angeles, but ...
Publication • March 30, 2015
HRDC comment on Letcher County prison siting on coal mine March 2015 Human Rights Defense Center DEDICATED TO PROTECTING HUMAN RIGHTS March 30, 2015 U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Prisons Attn: Isaac Gaston, Site Selection Specialist 320 First St., NW Washington, DC 20534 VIA EMAIL (igaston@bop.gov) Re: Proposed USP/FPC ...
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Williams Sonoma State University Prisons Communities and Economics in Rural America 2010 The Big House in a Small Town: Prisons, Communities, and Economics in Rural America Eric J. Williams Assistant Professor Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies Sonoma State University eric.williams@sonoma.edu Prepared for presentation at the Annual Meeting of ...
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Psu Zajac Examination of Pa Rural County Jails Dec 2012 An Examination of Pennsylvania Rural County Jails ----- ----- An Examination of Pennsylvania Rural County Jails By: Gary Zajac, Ph.D. and Lindsay Kowalski, M.A. Pennsylvania State University December 2012 This project was sponsored by a grant from the Center for ...
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Rural Prisons an Update Cl Beale Calvin L. Beale Rural Prisons: An Update During 1992-94, nonmetro counties continued to acquire prisons at a rate dramatically out of proportion to the percentage of the Nation’s population that lives in such areas. Whether through unsought placement of facilities or aggressive local bidding ...