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Rethinking Prisons now has a twitter feed at https://twitter.com/rethinkprisons and a facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/AYearOfRethinkingPrisons. We have also posted some new writing by inside members of REACH Coalition at http://reachcoalition.wordpress.com/.

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Solidarity with the California Prison Hunger Strikes

On July 8, 30,000 people joined together across racial lines to participate in the largest hunger strike in California history.  These people are prisoners at Pelican Bay, Corcoran, and other California prisons.  Their current strike action renews a two-year peaceful … Continue reading

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July 6 Day of Solidarity with Maroon

 CALL FOR AUTONOMOUS SOLIDARITY EVENTS Calling all maroons, revolutionaries, prisoner supporters, and all who oppose solitary confinement and torture in the u.s. and abroad! Come what may, make July 6 a day of solidarity, celebration, and resistance with Russell Maroon … Continue reading

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Reconsidering Justice: New Blog by Spike Logan

Spike Logan, a student at Vanderbilt University, is beginning a summer project on restorative and retributive justice.  He will be posting his reflections at http://reconsideringjustice.blogspot.com/.  Here’s a description of the project: This blog is dedicated to following a research project … Continue reading

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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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