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CI: “A Life Lived Deliberately”

December 26th, 2012

† Criminal InJustice is a weekly series devoted to taking action against inequities in the U.S. criminal justice system. Nancy A. Heitzeg, Professor of Sociology and Race/Ethnicity, is the Editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm. “A Life Lived Deliberately” by Mumia Abu-Jamal, Graduation Speech at Evergreen State College, June […]

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CI: Confidence Men & “Prison Reform”

December 19th, 2012

† Criminal InJustice is a weekly series devoted to taking action against inequities in the U.S. criminal justice system. Nancy A. Heitzeg, Professor of Sociology and Race/Ethnicity, is the Editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm. Confidence Men & “Prison Reform” by Kay Whitlock I was a little kid when […]

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CI Special Edition: Of Guns and Bitter

December 16th, 2012

† Criminal InJustice is a weekly series devoted to taking action against inequities in the U.S. criminal justice system. Nancy A. Heitzeg, Professor of Sociology and Race/Ethnicity, is the Editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm. Of Guns and Bitter by nancy a heitzeg “As a country, we have been […]

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CI: School to Prison Pipeline Under Federal Scrutiny

December 12th, 2012

† Criminal InJustice is a weekly series devoted to taking action against inequities in the U.S. criminal justice system. Nancy A. Heitzeg, Professor of Sociology and Race/Ethnicity, is the Editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm. School to Prison Pipeline Under Federal Scrutiny by nancy a heitzeg For more than […]

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John Lennon (9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980)

December 8th, 2012

A Remembrance ~ Mother Jones War Is Over in 100 Languages ~ Imagine Peace “He Was a Holy Fool” ~ UK Guardian (18)

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CI: Standing Up to “Stand Your Ground”

December 5th, 2012

† Criminal InJustice is a weekly series devoted to taking action against inequities in the U.S. criminal justice system. Nancy A. Heitzeg, Professor of Sociology and Race/Ethnicity, is the Editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm. Standing Up to “Stand Your Ground” by nancy a heitzeg A mere 9 months […]

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CI: Requiem for a Lightweight

November 28th, 2012

† Criminal InJustice is a weekly series devoted to taking action against inequities in the U.S. criminal justice system. Nancy A. Heitzeg, Professor of Sociology and Race/Ethnicity, is the Editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm. Requiem for a Lightweight by nancy a heitzeg “Hector Camacho, a boxer known for […]

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CI: Remembering Transgender Victims of Structural Violence

November 21st, 2012

† Criminal InJustice is a weekly series devoted to taking action against inequities in the U.S. criminal justice system. Nancy A. Heitzeg, Professor of Sociology and Race/Ethnicity, is the Editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm. Remembering Transgender Victims of Structural Violence by nancy a heitzeg For Venus Xtravaganza, Brandon […]

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CI: Dismantling the Prison Industrial Complex

November 14th, 2012

† Criminal InJustice is a weekly series devoted to taking action against inequities in the U.S. criminal justice system. Nancy A. Heitzeg, Professor of Sociology and Race/Ethnicity, is the Editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm. Dismantling the PIC by nancy a heitzeg The results of Election 2012 provide some […]

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CI: Forward

November 7th, 2012

† Criminal InJustice is a weekly series devoted to taking action against inequities in the U.S. criminal justice system. Nancy A. Heitzeg, Professor of Sociology and Race/Ethnicity, is the Editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm. Editors note: Next week we will be back on task -discussing the always on-going […]

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CI: Prisoners in the Eye of the Storms

October 31st, 2012

† Criminal InJustice is a weekly series devoted to taking action against inequities in the U.S. criminal justice system. Nancy A. Heitzeg, Professor of Sociology and Race/Ethnicity, is the Editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm. CI: PRISONERS IN THE EYE OF THE STORMS by Kay Whitlock Two storms are […]

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CI: Breathing Room

October 24th, 2012

† Criminal InJustice is a weekly series devoted to taking action against inequities in the U.S. criminal justice system. Nancy A. Heitzeg, Professor of Sociology and Race/Ethnicity, is the Editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm. Breathing Room by nancy a heitzeg This week, as every, there is plenty to […]

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CI: Criminalizing the Vote

October 17th, 2012

† Criminal InJustice is a weekly series devoted to taking action against inequities in the U.S. criminal justice system. Nancy A. Heitzeg, Professor of Sociology and Race/Ethnicity, is the Editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm. Criminalizing the Vote by Kay Whitlock The Great White Right has already criminalized President […]

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CI: Criminalizing Poverty

October 10th, 2012

† Criminal InJustice is a weekly series devoted to taking action against inequities in the U.S. criminal justice system. Nancy A. Heitzeg, Professor of Sociology and Race/Ethnicity, is the Editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm. Criminalizing Poverty Editors Note: In the midst of a heated campaign season – one […]

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CI: Cruel and All Too Usual

October 3rd, 2012

† Criminal InJustice is a weekly series devoted to taking action against inequities in the U.S. criminal justice system. Nancy A. Heitzeg, Professor of Sociology and Race/Ethnicity, is the Editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm. Cruel and All Too Usual by nancy a heitzeg “Do you think you can […]

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Immediate Action Needed for Terry Williams

October 2nd, 2012

Attorney Communication: Although Terry’s execution was stayed on Friday, September 28, by a state court, the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office is still pursuing his execution for tomorrow, October 3rd, before his death warrant runs out at midnight.. The Board of Pardons should vote immediately to recommend clemency to the Governor who should grant it. There […]

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Pregnant Inmates Unshackled in California

September 29th, 2012

Governor Brown signs AB 2530. SFGate: Brown also signed AB2530 by Assemblywoman Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, a bill that bars the state from shackling inmates who are pregnant or who are recovering from the delivery of a child. It prohibits the use of leg irons and waist chains, and bans authorities from handcuffing the inmates’ […]

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CI: Will AB 2530 Unshackle Childbirth in California?

September 26th, 2012

† Criminal InJustice is a weekly series devoted to taking action against inequities in the U.S. criminal justice system. Nancy A. Heitzeg, Professor of Sociology and Race/Ethnicity, is the Editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm Will AB 2530 Unshackle Childbirth in California? –An interview with Tina Reynolds and Vikki […]

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We Are Still Troy Davis

September 22nd, 2012

Remembering Troy Davis: Questions Remain over Whether Georgia Executed Innocent Man One Year Ago: One year ago today, the state of Georgia executed Troy Anthony Davis for a crime many believe he did not commit. He was put to death despite major doubts about evidence used to link him to the killing of police officer […]

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CI: Victims/Offenders and The Case of Terry Williams

September 19th, 2012

† Criminal InJustice is a weekly series devoted to taking action against inequities in the U.S. criminal justice system. Nancy A. Heitzeg, Professor of Sociology and Race/Ethnicity, is the Editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm Victims/Offenders and The Case of Terry Williams by nancy a heitzeg Public discourse about […]

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CI: Reconsidering Hate ~ A Forum on the “Hate” Frame in Policy, Politics and Organizing

September 12th, 2012

† Criminal InJustice is a weekly series devoted to taking action against inequities in the U.S. criminal justice system. Nancy A. Heitzeg, Professor of Sociology and Race/Ethnicity, is the Editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm Reconsidering Hate: A Forum on the “Hate” Frame in Policy, Politics and Organizing By […]

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CI: Death, in Black and White

September 5th, 2012

† Criminal InJustice is a weekly series devoted to taking action against inequities in the U.S. criminal justice system. Nancy A. Heitzeg, Professor of Sociology and Race/Ethnicity, is the Editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm CST. Death, in Black and White by nancy a heitzeg Editors Note: This piece […]

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CI: Do US Prisons Violate European Human Rights Law? — An interview with Hamja Ahsan and Aviva Stahl

August 29th, 2012

† Criminal InJustice is a weekly series devoted to taking action against inequities in the U.S. criminal justice system. Nancy A. Heitzeg, Professor of Sociology and Race/Ethnicity, is the Editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm CST. Do US Prisons Violate European Human Rights Law? –An interview with Hamja Ahsan […]

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CI: Who’s Afraid of Virgil Wayne Woolf? A Rant on Guns and Race

August 22nd, 2012

† Criminal InJustice is a weekly series devoted to taking action against inequities in the U.S. criminal justice system. Nancy A. Heitzeg, Professor of Sociology and Race/Ethnicity, is the Editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm CST. Who’s Afraid of Virgil Wayne Woolf? A Rant on Guns and Race by […]

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Remembering: 150 Years After the U.S. – Dakota War

August 18th, 2012

In the Footsteps of Little Crow: Six Part Series (17)

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CI: The Corporate “Person” and Corporate Crime

August 15th, 2012

† Criminal InJustice is a weekly series devoted to taking action against inequities in the U.S. criminal justice system. Nancy A. Heitzeg, Professor of Sociology and Race/Ethnicity, is the Editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm CST. The Corporate “Person” and Corporate Crime by nancy a heitzeg “The Corporation is […]

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GOP Racism and The Criminalization of President Obama: Today’s Episode – “Welfare King”

August 9th, 2012

The latest Romney campaign dog-whistle (fog horn???) below. Of course, Newt Gingrich is involved. Here come the criminalizing, racialized archetypes, as predicted, so many months ago, by Kay Whitlock CI: Criminalizing President Obama: Welfare Queen/Lazy Black People Wanting What Belongs to Whites As he sought the presidency thirty years ago, Ronald Reagan famously invoked images […]

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CI: Aurora, “Whiteness”, and the Double-Standard of Deviance/Social Control

August 8th, 2012

† Criminal InJustice is a weekly series devoted to taking action against inequities in the U.S. criminal justice system. Nancy A. Heitzeg, Professor of Sociology and Race/Ethnicity, is the Editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm CST. Aurora,”Whiteness”, and the Double-Standards of Deviance/Social Control by nancy a heitzeg “All domination […]

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Race, Gender and Power: Women of Color Caught Up in Stop/Frisk

August 8th, 2012

New York Times: Shari Archibald’s black handbag sat at her feet on the sidewalk in front of her Bronx home on a recent summer night. The two male officers crouched over her leather bag and rooted around inside, elbow-deep. One officer fished out a tampon and then a sanitary napkin, crinkling the waxy orange wrapper […]

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Texas Executes Marvin Wilson, IQ 61

August 7th, 2012

Statement from Attorney for Marvin Wilson in Response to the Denial of a Stay of Execution by the U.S. Supreme Court “We are gravely disappointed and profoundly saddened that the United States Supreme Court has refused to intervene to prevent tonight’s scheduled execution of Marvin Wilson, who has an I.Q. of 61, placing him below […]

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In Defiance of Atkins, Texas Set to Execute Mentally Retarded Inmate

August 5th, 2012

Guardian UK: A death row prisoner who has been medically diagnosed as “mentally retarded” and therefore exempt from execution is set to die on Tuesday in Texas, a state that rejects scientific consensus and instead applies its own definition of learning difficulties based on a character in a John Steinbeck novel. Barring a last minute […]

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NYC Stops/Frisks Decline

August 4th, 2012

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CI: Anaheim, Everywhere

August 1st, 2012

† Criminal InJustice is a weekly series devoted to taking action against inequities in the U.S. criminal justice system. Nancy A. Heitzeg, Professor of Sociology and Race/Ethnicity, is the Editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm CST. Anaheim, Everywhere by nancy a heitzeg In the aftermath of Anaheim — that […]

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CI: The Age of Enmity?

July 25th, 2012

† Criminal InJustice is a weekly series devoted to taking action against inequities in the U.S. criminal justice system. Nancy A. Heitzeg, Professor of Sociology and Race/Ethnicity, is the Editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm CST. The Age of Enmity? By Kay Whitlock Everything is held together with stories. […]

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CI: Commodities and Cages

July 18th, 2012

† Criminal InJustice is a weekly series devoted to taking action against inequities in the U.S. criminal justice system. Nancy A. Heitzeg, Professor of Sociology and Race/Ethnicity, is the Editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm CST. Commodities and Cages by nancy a heitzeg Editors Note: This piece was originally […]

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CI: Pelican Bay Prison – One Year Later, Policy Remains “Debrief or Die”

July 11th, 2012

† Criminal InJustice is a weekly series devoted to taking action against inequities in the U.S. criminal justice system. Nancy A. Heitzeg, Professor of Sociology and Race/Ethnicity, is the Editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm CST. Pelican Bay Prison – One Year Later, Policy Remains “Debrief or Die” by […]

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The Power of Art and Resistance: Guernica at 75

July 7th, 2012

“Art is not a mirror held up to reality, but a hammer with which to shape it.” Guernica, Pablo Picasso, 1937 (12)

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CI: “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July ???”

July 4th, 2012

† Criminal InJustice is a weekly series devoted to taking action against inequities in the U.S. criminal justice system. Nancy A. Heitzeg, Professor of Sociology and Race/Ethnicity, is the Editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm CST. What to the Slave is the Fourth of July? Frederick Douglass July 5, […]

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Criminalizing Poverty

July 2nd, 2012

The New York Times: CHILDERSBURG, Ala. — Three years ago, Gina Ray, who is now 31 and unemployed, was fined $179 for speeding. She failed to show up at court (she says the ticket bore the wrong date), so her license was revoked. When she was next pulled over, she was, of course, driving without […]

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CI: Prolonged Solitary Confinement on Trial

June 27th, 2012

† Criminal InJustice is a weekly series devoted to taking action against inequities in the U.S. criminal justice system. Nancy A. Heitzeg, Professor of Sociology and Race/Ethnicity, is the Editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm CST. Prolonged Solitary Confinement on Trial –An interview with law professor Angela A. Allen-Bell […]

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No More Life Without Parole for Juveniles

June 25th, 2012

The New York Times: The Supreme Court says it’s unconstitutional to sentence juveniles to life in prison without parole for murder. The high court on Monday threw out Americans’ ability to send children to prison for the rest of their lives with no chance of ever getting out. The 5-4 decision is in line with […]

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CI: Peace, Finally, for Rodney King/No Justice, Still, for Us

June 20th, 2012

† Criminal InJustice is a weekly series devoted to taking action against inequities in the U.S. criminal justice system. Nancy A. Heitzeg, Professor of Sociology and Race/Ethnicity, is the Editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm CST. Peace, Finally, for Rodney King/No Justice, Still, for Us by nancy a heitzeg […]

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CI: Confronting the New Jim Crow in Community

June 13th, 2012

† The Criminal InJustice Series is a weekly series devoted to taking action against inequities in the U.S. criminal justice system. Nancy A. Heitzeg, Professor of Sociology and Race/Ethnicity, is the Editor of CI. The Criminal Injustice Series is published every Wednesday at 6 pm CST. Confronting the New Jim Crow in Community by nancy […]

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Starving for Justice ~ Hunger Strikes Spread

June 9th, 2012

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CI: The Dying Death Penalty ~ Why Connecticut’s Recent Repeal Paves the Way for the Nation

June 6th, 2012

Criminal InJustice† is a weekly series devoted to taking action against inequities in the U.S. criminal justice system. Nancy A. Heitzeg, Professor of Sociology and Race/Ethnicity, is the Editor of CI. Criminal InJustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm CST. The Dying Death Penalty: Why Connecticut’s Recent Repeal Paves the Way for the Nation […]

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CI: The City that Never Stops Frisking

May 30th, 2012

Criminal InJustice† is a weekly series devoted to taking action against inequities in the U.S. criminal justice system. Nancy A. Heitzeg, Professor of Sociology and Race/Ethnicity, is the Editor of CI. Criminal InJustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm CST. The City that Never Stops Frisking by nancy a heitzeg New York City has […]

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CI: Documenting Innocence

May 23rd, 2012

Criminal InJustice† is a weekly series devoted to taking action against inequities in the U.S. criminal justice system. Nancy A. Heitzeg, Professor of Sociology and Race/Ethnicity, is the Editor of CI. Criminal InJustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm CST. Documenting Innocence: National Registry of Exoneration by nancy a heitzeg More than 2,000 people […]

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CI: Birthing Behind Bars

May 16th, 2012

Criminal InJustice† is a weekly series devoted to taking action against inequities in the U.S. criminal justice system. Nancy A. Heitzeg, Professor of Sociology and Race/Ethnicity, is the Editor of CI. Criminal InJustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm CST. Birthing Behind Bars: Fighting for Reproductive Justice for Women in Prison By Tina Reynolds […]

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CI: Faith, Inc. and Criminal Justice Reform

May 9th, 2012

Criminal InJustice† is a weekly series devoted to taking action against inequities in the U.S. criminal justice system. Nancy A. Heitzeg, Professor of Sociology and Race/Ethnicity, is the Editor of CI. Criminal InJustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm CST. Faith, Inc. and Criminal Justice Reform by Kay Whitlock Nothing about religion in the […]

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CI: Tipping Point???

May 2nd, 2012

Criminal InJustice† is a weekly series devoted to taking action against inequities in the U.S. criminal justice system. Nancy A. Heitzeg, Professor of Sociology and Race/Ethnicity, is the Editor of CI. Criminal InJustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm CST. Tipping Point? by nancy a heitzeg Sometimes we do have good news. The public, […]

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CI: For the Causalities of Racial Ideologies

April 25th, 2012

Criminal InJustice† is a weekly series devoted to taking action against inequities in the U.S. criminal justice system. Nancy A. Heitzeg, Professor of Sociology and Race/Ethnicity, is the Editor of CI. Criminal InJustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm CST. For The Casualties Of Racial Ideologies* by: Chia (Chilli) Lor Dedicated to the Trayvon […]

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CI: Stop the Criminal-Black-Man Narrative 2012

April 18th, 2012

Criminal InJustice† is a weekly series devoted to taking action against inequities in the U.S. criminal justice system. Nancy A. Heitzeg, Professor of Sociology and Race/Ethnicity, is the Editor of CI. Criminal InJustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm CST. Stop the Criminal-Black-Man Narrative 2012 by nancy a heitzeg “Trayvon Martin was killed by […]

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Five Myths About Crime in Black America—and the Statistical Truths

April 14th, 2012

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CI: Prison Health Care as Punishment

April 11th, 2012

Criminal InJustice† is a weekly series devoted to taking action against inequities in the U.S. criminal justice system. Nancy A. Heitzeg, Professor of Sociology and Race/Ethnicity, is the Editor of CI. Criminal InJustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm CST. Prison Health Care as Punishment by Kay Whitlock with introduction by nancy a heitzeg […]

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Rebirth

April 8th, 2012

Riker’s Dali: Dali was visiting New York and had planned to make what was undoubtedly a publicity sojourn to Rikers Island in support of the Art in Prison program. The morning of the visit, he unexpectedly took sick. His visit was canceled. But unwilling to disappoint the artist-inmates who were undoubtedly looking forward to meeting […]

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Only four days left to sign Amnesty International’s petition for the Angola 3

April 6th, 2012

Hans Bennett for Angola3News: On April 17, Amnesty International is hand delivering (alongside Robert King and other supporters) their petition to Governor Bobby Jindal at the State Capitol Building in Baton Rouge, LA, demanding the immediate transfer of Herman Wallace and Albert Woodfox from solitary confinement. The petition was first released online last year and […]

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CI: Queer (In)Justice ~ Winner of 2011 PASS Award

April 4th, 2012

Criminal InJustice† is a weekly series devoted to taking action against inequities in the U.S. criminal justice system. Nancy A. Heitzeg, Professor of Sociology and Race/Ethnicity, is the Editor of CI. Criminal InJustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm CST. Queer (In)Justice ~ Winner of 2011 PASS Award by nancy a heitzeg Each year, […]

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CI: After Trayvon Martin

March 28th, 2012

Criminal InJustice† is a weekly series devoted to taking action against inequities in the U.S. criminal justice system. Nancy A. Heitzeg, Professor of Sociology and Race/Ethnicity, is the Editor of CI. Criminal InJustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm CST. After Trayvon Martin by Kay Whitlock with Nancy A. Heitzeg Tonight, Criminal Injustice (CI) […]

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“Am I Next ???”

March 24th, 2012

When the bullets fly When mothers cry When some stranger must die Am I next? When the moment is forgotten When the passion has been lost When the news moves on Am I next? When it becomes another statistic When it is just another one dead When it is lost on the back pages Am […]

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CI: Look

March 21st, 2012

Criminal InJustice† is a weekly series devoted to taking action against inequities in the U.S. criminal justice system. Nancy A. Heitzeg, Professor of Sociology and Race/Ethnicity, is the Editor of CI. Criminal InJustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm CST. Look by nancy a. heitzeg Prisons are ubiquitous, yet ironically invisible in our Incarceration […]

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CI: Schoolhouse/Jailhouse

March 14th, 2012

Criminal InJustice† is a weekly series devoted to taking action against inequities in the U.S. criminal justice system. Nancy A. Heitzeg, Professor of Sociology and Race/Ethnicity, is the Editor of CI. Criminal InJustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm CST. Schoolhouse/Jailhouse by nancy a. heitzeg Earlier today, i had the honor of being listed […]

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Go to Trial – Crash the System

March 11th, 2012

Michelle Alexander for The New York Times: After years as a civil rights lawyer, I rarely find myself speechless. But some questions a woman I know posed during a phone conversation one recent evening gave me pause: “What would happen if we organized thousands, even hundreds of thousands, of people charged with crimes to refuse […]

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CI: Criminalizing Voters, Criminalizing Us

March 7th, 2012

Criminal InJustice† is a weekly series devoted to taking action against inequities in the U.S. criminal justice system. Nancy A. Heitzeg, Professor of Sociology and Race/Ethnicity, is the Editor of CI. Criminal InJustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm CST. Criminalizing Voters, Criminalizing Us by nancy a heitzeg In the year 2012, Criminal InJustice […]

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CI: Another Shame of the Nation ~ Juvenile Life Without Parole

February 29th, 2012

Criminal InJustice† is a weekly series devoted to taking action against inequities in the U.S. criminal justice system. Nancy A. Heitzeg, Professor of Sociology and Race/Ethnicity, is the Editor of CI. Criminal InJustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm CST. Another Shame of the Nation ~ Juvenile Life Without Parole by nancy a heitzeg […]

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Death of Hunger-Striking California Prisoner Sparks New Outrage

February 25th, 2012

from Democracy Now! Questions are mounting over the state of California’s prison system following the death of a hunger-striking inmate protesting conditions behind bars. Christian Gomez, 27, died at Corcoran State Prison, just six days after he and about 30 fellow prisoners began refusing food. Gomez was one of thousands of California inmates who have […]

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Art, Life, and Andy Warhol

February 24th, 2012

From the guardian: Warhol’s radical idea that the stuff of modern life could be art, from Campbell’s soup cans to washing-powder boxes, galvanised the art world in the 60s. “I went to see his 1989 retrospective at Moma,” remembers cultural historian Jon Savage. “You walked into the 60s rooms and there it all was – […]

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CI:The Framing of Kevin Cooper

February 22nd, 2012

Criminal InJustice† is a weekly series devoted to taking action against inequities in the U.S. criminal justice system. Nancy A. Heitzeg, Professor of Sociology and Race/Ethnicity, is the Editor of CI. Criminal InJustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm CST. The Framing of Kevin Cooper, on San Quentin’s Death Row — An interview with […]

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Florida Lawmakers Defeat Prison Privatizat​ion amid National Push for For-Profit Jails

February 20th, 2012

From Democracy Now! The Florida State Senate has defeated a measure to privatize at least 27 prisons, which would have created the largest corporate-run prison system in the country. Despite the vote, Republican Gov. Rick Scott could still privatize the prisons through executive authority. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, the number of prisoners […]

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Killing States Face Severe Shortage of Death Penalty Drugs

February 17th, 2012

From The Guardian: Texas, the powerhouse of the death penalty in America which last year executed more than twice the number of prisoners than any other state, is running out of supplies of lethal drugs and may be incapable of carrying out further death sentences beyond June. The state prides itself on its robust approach […]

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CI: Criminalizing President Obama

February 15th, 2012

Criminal InJustice† is a weekly series devoted to taking action against inequities in the U.S. criminal justice system. Nancy A. Heitzeg, Professor of Sociology and Race/Ethnicity, is the Editor of CI. Criminal InJustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm CST. Criminalizing President Obama by Kay Whitlock The 2012 presidential election will not turn on […]

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Banning the Truth in Alabama Prisons: “Slavery By Another Name”

February 12th, 2012

Alabama prison officials banned the award-winning book. Will they now stop prisoners from viewing the upcoming PBS documentary based on it, Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II? The PBS broadcast on Monday, February 13, comes in the wake of the admission by Alabama prison […]

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CI: A Call for Every California Prisoner ~ 150,000 and More

February 8th, 2012

Criminal InJustice† is a weekly series devoted to taking action against inequities in the U.S. criminal justice system. Nancy A. Heitzeg, Professor of Sociology and Race/Ethnicity, is the Editor of CI. Criminal InJustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm CST. A Call for Every California Prisoner ~ 150,000 and More by Nancy A. Heitzeg […]

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CI: We Demand the Right to Vote ~The Formerly Incarcerated and Convicted People’s Movement Counters Voter Suppression

February 1st, 2012

† Criminal InJustice is a weekly series devoted to taking action against inequities in the U.S. criminal justice system. Nancy A. Heitzeg, Professor of Sociology and Race/Ethnicity, is the Editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm CST. We Demand the Right to Vote: The Formerly Incarcerated and Convicted People’s Movement […]

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CI: The Torture of Mumia Abu-Jamal Continues off Death Row

January 25th, 2012

† Criminal InJustice is a weekly series devoted to taking action against inequities in the U.S. criminal justice system. Nancy A. Heitzeg, Professor of Sociology and Race/Ethnicity, is the Editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm CST. The Torture of Mumia Abu-Jamal Continues off Death Row –Supporters Demand Transfer to […]

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CI: Why The Voting Rights Act Is Still Necessary Today

January 18th, 2012

† Criminal InJustice is a weekly series devoted to taking action against inequities in the U.S. criminal justice system. Nancy Heitzeg, Professor of Sociology and Race/Ethnicity, is the Editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm CST Why The Voting Rights Act Is Still Necessary Today by Scottie Thomaston aka indiemcemopants […]

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CI: Join Equal Justice USA in Support of the West Memphis Three

January 11th, 2012

† Criminal InJustice is a weekly series devoted to taking action against inequities in the U.S. criminal justice system. Nancy Heitzeg, Professor of Sociology and Race/Ethnicity, is the Editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm CST. Join Equal Justice USA in Support of the West Memphis Three by Nancy A. […]

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CI: The Year of the Vote

January 4th, 2012

† Criminal InJustice is a weekly series devoted to taking action against inequities in the U.S. criminal justice system. Nancy A. Heitzeg, Professor of Sociology and Race/Ethnicity, is the Editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm CST. The Year of the Vote by Nancy A. Heitzeg “In 1965, when President […]

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