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Revelations: “here on this bridge between starshine and clay…”

December 29th, 2013

“won’t you celebrate with me” by Lucille Clifton Rachel Jeantel’s Short Blue Dream by Kiese Laymon   (25)

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Remembering the Dakota 38

December 26th, 2013

Dakota 38 + 2 Wokiksuye riders to remember Mankato 1862 execution In the Footsteps of Little Crow: Six Part Series (25)

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CI: Towards 2014

December 25th, 2013

† 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. Kay Whitlock, co-author of Queer (In)Justice, is contributing editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm. Towards 2014 by […]

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Heat Levels on LSP Angola’s Death Row Ruled Unconstitutional

December 21st, 2013

Judge rules heat levels on Angola death row subject inmates to ‘cruel and unusual punishment’, NOLA.com Death row inmates incarcerated in unventilated cells and without access to cool water at Angola prison are being subjected to cruel and unusual punishment, a federal judge in Baton Rouge ruled Thursday (Dec. 19). In a 102-page ruling handed down […]

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CI: The Year in State-Sponsored Homicide

December 18th, 2013

† 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. Kay Whitlock, co-author of Queer (In)Justice, is contributing editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm. The Year in […]

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CI: More Than 1000 Words…

December 11th, 2013

† 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. Kay Whitlock, co-author of Queer (In)Justice, is contributing editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm. More than 1000 […]

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CI: For Fred Hampton (August 30, 1948 – December 4, 1969)

December 4th, 2013

† 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. Kay Whitlock, co-author of Queer (In)Justice, is contributing editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm. For Fred Hampton […]

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Fair Sentencing Act Ruled Not Retroactive for Inmates Sentenced under 100 to 1 Ratios

December 3rd, 2013

NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Divided Federal Court Rules Crack Cocaine Sentencing Reforms Do Not Apply To Those Already in Prison Today, a sharply divided Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Fair Sentencing Act (FSA), which reduced the unfair, unjustified, and racially discriminatory crack cocaine/powder cocaine sentencing ratio from […]

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Revelations: Earthlings

December 1st, 2013

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTjhtgX72lw EARTHLINGS is an award-winning documentary film about the suffering of animals for food, fashion, pets, entertainment and medical research. The film is narrated by Academy Award® nominee Joaquin Phoenix and features music by platinum-selling recording artist Moby. Initially ignored by distributors, today EARTHLINGS is considered the definitive animal rights film by organizations around the […]

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CI: Remembering Trayvon Martin, Special Edition of ProudFlesh

November 27th, 2013

† 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. Kay Whitlock, co-author of Queer (In)Justice, is contributing editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm. Remembering Trayvon Martin, […]

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CI: No to Mandatory Minimums ~ Yes To Another Way

November 20th, 2013

† 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. Kay Whitlock, co-author of Queer (In)Justice, is contributing editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm. No to Mandatory […]

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CI: Black Life, Perceived Threat, and “Stand Your Ground”

November 13th, 2013

† 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. Kay Whitlock, co-author of Queer (In)Justice, is contributing editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm. Black Life, Perceived […]

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CI: This Week in the War on Black ~ Repression Builds Resistance

November 6th, 2013

† 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. Kay Whitlock, co-author of Queer (In)Justice, is contributing editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm. This Week in […]

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CI: Prison Privatization Part 1, Another Cautionary Tale from California

October 30th, 2013

† 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. Kay Whitlock, co-author of Queer (In)Justice, is contributing editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm. Prison Privatization Part […]

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CI: Victim Blaming, Backlash, and Distractions

October 23rd, 2013

† 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. Kay Whitlock, co-author of Queer (In)Justice, is contributing editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm. Victim Blaming, Backlash, […]

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CI: National Action for Marissa Alexander

October 16th, 2013

† 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. Kay Whitlock, co-author of Queer (In)Justice, is contributing editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm. National Action for […]

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CI: Dangerous White Dreams, #BreakingBad

October 9th, 2013

† 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. Kay Whitlock, co-author of Queer (In)Justice, is contributing editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm. Dangerous White Dreams, […]

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Herman Wallace (October 13, 1941 – October 4, 2013): “I am Free”

October 4th, 2013

Hermans’ House Obituary/Press Statement at Angola 3 News: The Muhammad Ali of Criminal Justice (24)

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CI: National Week of Action Against School Pushout

October 2nd, 2013

† 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. Kay Whitlock, co-author of Queer (In)Justice, is contributing editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm. National Week of […]

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After 41 years in Solitary, Herman Wallace is Finally Freed

October 1st, 2013

Free At Last! Herman Wallace Has Finally Been Released, Angola 3 News Despite all the exciting drama of the day, this is obviously a deeply bittersweet moment for all those involved in the campaign as we know Herman may not have much longer amongst us, but thanks to the unwavering commitment to justice that those on […]

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CI: LSP Angola Prison Rodeo, At the Intersections of Abuse

September 25th, 2013

† 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. Kay Whitlock, co-author of Queer (In)Justice, is contributing editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm. LSP Angola Prison […]

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Troy Anthony Davis (10/9/1968 – 9/21/2011)

September 21st, 2013

Two years after Troy Davis’ execution, our fight to end the death penalty lives Jen Marlowe and Kimberly Davis On 21 September 2011, the state of Georgia killed Troy Anthony Davis as the world looked on, aghast that Georgia was proceeding with the execution, overlooking a mountain of evidence that pointed towards Troy’s innocence… In […]

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CI: A Message from Herman Wallace (and Us)

September 18th, 2013

† 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. Kay Whitlock, co-author of Queer (In)Justice, is contributing editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm. A Message from […]

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Revelations: “Venceremos” (We Will Win)

September 16th, 2013

Victor Jara (September 28, 1932 – September 16, 1973) 40 Years After Chile Coup, Family of Slain Singer Víctor Jara Sues Alleged Killer in U.S. Court Bruce Springsteen Honors Chilean Folk Hero Victor Jara in Santiago Former Chilean military official found liable for killing of Victor Jara (19)

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The Rose That Grew From Concrete

September 13th, 2013

Tupac Amaru Shakur (June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996) (8)

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CI: Torture at Home

September 11th, 2013

† 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. Kay Whitlock, co-author of Queer (In)Justice, is contributing editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm. Torture at Home […]

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Revelations: Chickens Come Home to Roost

September 8th, 2013

Rescued Hens Fly Cross-Country to Find New Lives Packed, prepped and finally flying high, some 1,200 rescued hens aboard a chartered cargo plane touched down in Elmira, N.Y., early Thursday morning, completing a cross-country chicken run that involved two pilots, dozens of doting animal lovers and untold numbers of grateful clucks. The birds, just 2 […]

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CI: Brutalizing Children Who Were Promised Protection

September 4th, 2013

† 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. Kay Whitlock, co-author of Queer (In)Justice, is contributing editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm. Brutalizing Children Who […]

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CI: Militarization, Surveillance, and the Police State, Part 2

August 28th, 2013

† 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. Kay Whitlock, co-author of Queer (In)Justice, is contributing editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm. Militarization, Surveillance, and […]

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Lawsuit Filed in Miami Taser Death

August 28th, 2013

Family Sues Miami Beach in Taser Death by the Police, New York Times MIAMI — The family of an 18-year-old street artist who died three weeks ago after being shocked with a Taser by the police filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against the City of Miami Beach and its police chief, accusing officers of “unnecessary, […]

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CI: Attica Prison Uprising 101

August 21st, 2013

† 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. Kay Whitlock, co-author of Queer (In)Justice, is contributing editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm. Editors Note: What […]

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CI: Tagging, Tasers, and the Police State, Part 1

August 14th, 2013

† 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. Kay Whitlock, co-author of Queer (In)Justice, is contributing editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm.   Tagging, Tasers, […]

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Media and the Fourth Amendment: “A Cop Done Frisked my Sister Nell…”

August 10th, 2013

A cop done frisked my sister Nell, but Whitey’s on the phone… http://t.co/LnihuwvztK — Tommy Christopher (@tommyxtopher) August 10, 2013 This NSA Scandal Is A White People Problem by Tommy Christopher, Mediaite In case you hadn’t heard, the National Security Agency is Red-Wedding-ing Americans’ freedom by backing up phone records and collecting internet data from […]

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CI: Two Years On, UK Riots in Context

August 7th, 2013

† 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. Kay Whitlock, co-author of Queer (In)Justice, is contributing editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm. “Riot is the […]

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CI: A Voice from the Tombs

July 31st, 2013

† 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. Kay Whitlock, co-author of Queer (In)Justice, is contributing editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm. Editors Note: Many […]

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CI: What Would Real Justice for Trayvon Martin Look Like?

July 24th, 2013

† 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. Kay Whitlock, co-author of Queer (In)Justice, is contributing editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm. What Would Real […]

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President Obama On Trayvon Martin:”There is a history of racial disparities in the application of our criminal laws…”

July 19th, 2013

President Obama’s remarks on Trayvon Martin (full transcript) You know, when Trayvon Martin was first shot, I said that this could have been my son. Another way of saying that is Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago. And when you think about why, in the African- American community at least, there’s a […]

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CI: Of The Verdict, Whiteness,and Abolition

July 17th, 2013

† 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. Kay Whitlock, co-author of Queer (In)Justice, is contributing editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm. Of The Verdict, […]

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Zimmerman Verdict: What Does Justice Look Like?

July 13th, 2013

Zimmerman Not Guilty in Killing of Trayvon Martin What Does #Justice4Trayvon Look Like? George Zimmerman, Not Guilty: Blood on the Leaves From the outset— throughout the forty-four days it took for there to be an arrest, and then in the sixteen months it took to for this case to come to trial—there was a nagging […]

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The Zimmerman Murder Case Goes to the Jury: “Use Your God-Given Common Sense”

July 12th, 2013

Zimmerman Case Goes to Jury “That child had every right to be where he was,” Mr. Guy said. “That child had every right to do what he was doing, walking home. That child had every right to be afraid of a strange man following him, first in his car and then on foot. And did […]

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CI: Sister Helen Prejean, Abolition, and The Power of One Voice

July 10th, 2013

† 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. Kay Whitlock, co-author of Queer (In)Justice, is contributing editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm. Sister Helen Prejean,  […]

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Herman’s House: Resisting the Cage

July 8th, 2013

Herman Wallace may be the longest-serving prisoner in solitary confinement in the United States—he’s spent more than 40 years in a 6-by-9-foot cell in Louisiana. Imprisoned in 1967 for a robbery he admits, he was subsequently sentenced to life for a killing he vehemently denies. Herman’s House is a moving account of the remarkable expression […]

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The New Eugenics is the Old Eugenics: Female Inmates Illegally Sterilized in California

July 7th, 2013

Female inmates sterilized in California prisons without approval: Doctors under contract with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation sterilized nearly 150 female inmates from 2006 to 2010 without required state approvals, the Center for Investigative Reporting has found. At least 148 women received tubal ligations in violation of prison rules during those five years […]

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CI: After Trayvon Martin, Revisited

July 3rd, 2013

† 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. Kay Whitlock, co-author of Queer (In)Justice, is contributing editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm. After Trayvon Martin, […]

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CI: The “Criminal” Court and the Needlessly Divided “Left”

June 26th, 2013

† 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. Kay Whitlock, co-author of Queer (In)Justice, is contributing editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm. The “Criminal Court” […]

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CI: Unpacking “Chiraq” – Repression, RICO, and War on Terror Tactics

June 19th, 2013

† 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. Kay Whitlock, co-author of Queer (In)Justice, is contributing editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm. Unpacking “Chiraq”: Repression, […]

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CI: The War on Black – “Color-blindness” and Criminalization, Part 2

June 12th, 2013

† 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. Kay Whitlock, co-author of Queer (In)Justice, is contributing editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm. The War on […]

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CI: The War on Black ~ “Color-blindness” and Criminalization, Part 1

June 5th, 2013

† 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. Kay Whitlock, co-author of Queer (In)Justice, is contributing editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm. The War on […]

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SCOTUS Upholds Warrantless DNA Collection at Arrest

June 3rd, 2013

Supreme Court upholds DNA swabbing of people under arrest, NBC News: The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the police practice of taking DNA samples from people who have been arrested but not convicted of a crime, ruling that it amounts to the 21st century version of fingerprinting. The ruling was 5-4. Justice Antonin Scalia, a […]

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CI: An interview with author and former prisoner Shawn Griffith ~ Angola 3 News

May 29th, 2013

† 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. Kay Whitlock, co-author of Queer (In)Justice, is contributing editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm. Abusing Prisoners Decreases […]

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CI: Redemption, Transformation & Justice, Part 2

May 22nd, 2013

† 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. Kay Whitlock, co-author of Queer (In)Justice, is contributing editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm. CI: Redemption, Transformation […]

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CI: Of Charles Ramsey & Stanley Tookie Williams ~ Redemption & Transformation, Part 1

May 15th, 2013

† 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.Kay Whitlock, co-author of Queer (In)Justice, is contributing editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm. Of Charles Ramsey and […]

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CI: Desperately Seeking Assata

May 8th, 2013

† 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. Kay Whitlock, co-author of Queer (In)Justice, is contributing editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm. CI: Desperately Seeking […]

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Death on the Track: The First Saturday in May

May 3rd, 2013

Breakdown: Death and Disarray at America’s Racetracks See also For Whom The Bell Tolls: Three Dead per Day (18)

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CI: Still Starving for Justice

May 1st, 2013

† 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. Kay Whitlock, co-author of Queer (In)Justice, is contributing editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm. Still Starving for […]

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CI: Power to the Imagination

April 24th, 2013

† 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. Kay Whitlock, co-author of Queer (In)Justice, is contributing editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm. “Power to the […]

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CI: Four Score and One Too Many Years

April 17th, 2013

† 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. Kay Whitlock, co-author of Queer (In)Justice, is contributing editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm. Four Score and […]

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The Central Park Five: Same As It Ever Was

April 16th, 2013

The Film THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE, a new film from award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns, tells the story of the five black and Latino teenagers from Harlem who were wrongly convicted of raping a white woman in New York City’s Central Park in 1989. Directed and produced by Burns, David McMahon and Sarah Burns, the film […]

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Tell the NRA, the White House, and Your Senators ~ No!! to More Police in Schools

April 15th, 2013

With Police in Schools, More Children in Court, New York Times Since the early 1990s, thousands of districts, often with federal subsidies, have paid local police agencies to provide armed “school resource officers” for high schools, middle schools and sometimes even elementary schools. Hundreds of additional districts, including those in Houston, Los Angeles and Philadelphia, […]

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CI: Policing Gender/Style, Still

April 10th, 2013

† 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. Kay Whitlock, co-author of Queer (In)Justice, is contributing editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm. Policing Gender/Style, Still […]

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CI: DNA “Evidence”, Privacy, and Racialized Dragnets

April 3rd, 2013

† 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. Kay Whitlock, co-author of Queer (In)Justice, is contributing editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm. DNA “Evidence”, Privacy, […]

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CI: For Intervening Variables, Not Yet Seen

March 27th, 2013

† 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. Kay Whitlock, co-author of Queer (In)Justice, is contributing editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm. For Intervening Variables, […]

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“Blatant Racial Bias” in Texas Death Penalty

March 21st, 2013

More Than 100 Civil Rights Leaders, Elected Officials, Clergy, Former Prosecutors and Judges, Current and Past ABA Presidents, and a Former TX Governor Call for New, Fair Sentencing for Duane Buck NAACP Calls Mr. Buck’s Death Penalty Case a “Blatant Example of Racial Bias” (Harris County, Texas, March 20, 2013) Today, 102 prominent individuals from Texas and […]

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CI: The Death Penalty Crumbles ~ Maryland and Beyond

March 20th, 2013

† 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. Kay Whitlock, co-author of Queer (In)Justice, is contributing editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm.  The Death Penalty […]

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Gideon v Wainwright at 50: Right to Counsel for the Poor Remains an Illusion

March 19th, 2013

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CI: Smoke and Mirrors

March 13th, 2013

† 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. Kay Whitlock, co-author of Queer (In)Justice, is contributing editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm.   Smoke and […]

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Protest in Brooklyn Over Police Killing

March 12th, 2013

Protests In Brooklyn After Police Kill 16-Year Old Boy Around 100 people took to the streets of Brooklyn Monday night to protest the death of 16-year-old Kimani Gray, who was shot dead by the New York City Policy over the weekend. Police maintain that Gray pointed a gun at the officers prior to the shooting, […]

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CI: The Campaign to Free the Angola 3 Intensifies

March 6th, 2013

† 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. Kay Whitlock, co-author of Queer (In)Justice, is contributing editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm. The Campaign to […]

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Prison Profiteer, GEO Group, Buys Name Rights to FAU Stadium

March 4th, 2013

A Football Stadium Becomes Ground Zero in the Fight Against the New Jim Crow, The Nation: A sit-in at the university president’s office; calls for their resignation; a packed, campus-wide meeting that resolves nothing and opens the door to further conflict. Such actions are notable enough on their own, but we’ve never seen a protest […]

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CI: Andre Thomas is Both Mad and Now Blind, As is the System About to Murder Him…

February 27th, 2013

† 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. Kay Whitlock, co-author of Queer (In)Justice, is contributing editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm. “[T]he Eighth Amendment […]

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The Power of the Unions

February 22nd, 2013

Big Labor’s Lock ‘Em Up Mentality How otherwise progressive unions stand in the way of a more humane correctional system —By James Ridgeway and Jean Casella In Mother Jones and Solitary Watch Now AFSCME will apparently fight to keep a troubled prison open simply to keep some of its members from having to relocate. All […]

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CI: Strategizing to Defeat Control Unit Prisons and Solitary Confinement

February 20th, 2013

† 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. Strategizing to Defeat Control Unit Prisons and Solitary Confinement –An interview with author/activist Nancy […]

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Warrior Queen: Audre Lorde (February 18, 1934 – November 17, 1992)

February 18th, 2013

Audre Lorde (February 18, 1934 – November 17, 1992) Power By Audre Lorde The difference between poetry and rhetoric is being ready to kill yourself instead of your children. I am trapped on a desert of raw gunshot wounds and a dead child dragging his shattered black face off the edge of my sleep blood […]

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“It’s Simple Mathematics”

February 16th, 2013

  Real Solutions Don’t Demand Marriage, Just lots of Math.. See also Prison Culture, The Atlantic and The Washington Post (16)

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CI: Crimes of Style ~ Jean-Michel Basquiat

February 13th, 2013

† 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.                   Crimes of Style ~ Jean-Michel Basquiat by nancy a heitzeg “Most Young Kings […]

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The Longest War

February 9th, 2013

The Nation: Watching ‘The House I Live In’ on Rikers Island On a rainy Friday in December, Eugene Jarecki took a small group of fellow filmmakers to a special screening of his acclaimed documentary, The House I Live In, in New York City. The film, a powerful indictment of the war on drugs, enjoys such […]

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CI: The Black Panther Party’s Living Legacy –Touring Oakland and Berkeley with Billy X Jennings Part 1

February 6th, 2013

† 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. The Black Panther Party’s Living Legacy –Touring Oakland and Berkeley with Billy X Jennings […]

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Trayvon Martin Should Have Been 18 Today

February 5th, 2013

Support the Second Chance for Shoot First Campaign Support the Change for Trayvon Movement Support #Justice4Trayvon (13)

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CI: The PIC – Old School/New School 2

January 30th, 2013

† 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. The PIC – Old School/New School 2 by nancy a heitzeg Last week CI […]

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Art/Life: “The Last Supper”

January 27th, 2013

New York Times/ see Slide Show That the world knows what a condemned person was served — indeed, that such information is often part of the narrative of the execution itself, posted on Web sites and in news articles from the prison — is what initially caught Professor Green’s attention… The number of executions has […]

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At Largest Women’s Prison in the World, Over-Crowding = Death

January 25th, 2013

California Coalition for Women Prisoners The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) is converting Valley State Prison for Women (VSPW) into a men’s prison in response to a U.S. Supreme Court order to reduce overcrowding. Instead of releasing people and closing VSPW, they are squeezing over 1,000 women and transgender people into the two […]

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CI: The PIC – Old School/New School

January 23rd, 2013

† 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. The PIC – Old School/New School by nancy a heitzeg Editors Note: For the […]

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CI: Community Corrections, Profiteering, Corruption & Widening the Net

January 16th, 2013

† 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. Community Corrections: Profiteering, Corruption & Widening the Net by Kay Whitlock How did Marissa […]

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Art, Life, and Andy Warhol: Guns

January 11th, 2013

Diversity of Voice: Views on Guns in the United States The Warhol: Resources and Lessons   (19)

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CI: Real Justice?

January 9th, 2013

† 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. Real Justice? by Juvencia Townsend (Courtesy of Victoria Law*: “Juvencia originally wrote this letter […]

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CI: How to Convey the Horror?

January 2nd, 2013

† 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. How to Convey the Horror? by nancy a heitzeg Editors Note: It’s 2013 – […]

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