Monthly Archives: May 2013

Call for Papers: Political Theory and Philosophy in a Time of Mass Incarceration

Radical Philosophy Review – Call for Papers Political Theory and Philosophy in a Time of Mass Incarceration Special Project organized by Natalie Cisneros (Gettysburg College) & Andrew Dilts (Loyola Marymount University) The United States has the highest recorded incarceration rate … Continue reading

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Article about Ndume Olatushani in this week’s Nashville Scene

Don’t miss this week’s article in the Nashville Scene by Laura Hutson about Ndume Olatushani’s return from death row: Today, Olatushani speaks with a mixture of philosophical insight and prison colloquialisms, as befits a man who’s read more books than … Continue reading

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“Prison in Literature – Literature in Prison” at the 2013 Midwest MLA Annual Convention

Bruce Franklin has asserted that “just as we now assume that one cannot intelligently teach nineteenth century literature without recognizing slavery as context, one cannot responsibly teach contemporary American literature without recognizing the American prison system as context.” This round-table … Continue reading

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Nothing to Celebrate! Protest at CCA Headquarters in Nashville, May 16

CCA is the oldest for-profit prison company in the nation.  On May 16th, they met at the Nashville headquarters to celebrate their 30th anniversary, and to hold their annual shareholder meeting.  Meanwhile, protesters outside made it clear that 30 years … Continue reading

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Update from the Children’s Defense Fund, Nashville Team

As we continue our ongoing efforts towards dismantling the cradle to prison pipeline the Rethinking Prisons conference held at Vanderbilt University last Friday May 3 brought together scholars, community organizers, concerned parents, professors, public school teachers, business owners, students, people … Continue reading

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Forum on Private Prisons and Protest at CCA Headquarters, May 15-16, Nashville

CCA is the oldest for-profit prison company in the nation. On May 16th, they will be holding their annual shareholder meeting. Join the Public Safety and Justice Campaign to tell CCA 30 years of profiting from human misery is nothing … Continue reading

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A Conversation with Ndume Olatushani, May 16, 5:30-7pm at The Arts Company

Laura Hutson, Arts Editor, Nashville Scene and Paul Polycarpou, Editor, Nashville Arts Magazine personally invite you to a very special evening with Ndume Olatushani. Olatushani spent 20 years on death row for a crime he didn’t commit. Today, he is a free … Continue reading

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