Richard Lippke, Senior Scholar in Criminal Justice at the University of Illinois Bloomington, will be speaking on “Chronic Temptation, Self-Control, and Criminal Law” in the Vanderbilt Philosophy Department colloquium series this Friday, March 22, from 3:10-5pm in Furman Hall 109. … Continue reading
If you missed Michelle Alexander’s lecture at Vanderbilt on MLK Day, or if you would like to watch it again, check out this video of the event.
In recent years, several states have abolished the death penalty, and other states seem to be moving in the direction of abolition. Sentences of life without parole are now common replacements for death sentences, and long-term solitary confinement is an … Continue reading
Russell Maroon Shoatz is a political prisoner who has been held unjustly for over thirty years, including two decades in solitary confinement. He was active as a leader in the Black Liberation Movement in Philadelphia, both above and underground. His … Continue reading
A recent press release from the Human Rights Defense Center (HRDC), violent assaults are still on the rise in Tennessee prisons – but they are no longer being reported in the same way or to the same degree: According to … Continue reading
Tyson was studying women and the history of philosophy at Vanderbilt University in Nashville when she took a class about philosophy on death row, where she read and discussed philosophy with the prison’s condemned. Just being able to walk out … Continue reading