Sunday, June 26, 2011

Rising Tide VI at Xavier University in New Orleans

Clear your calendars for the Rising Tide VI conference at Xavier University in New Orleans on August 27, 2011.  This conference grew out of the unrest and anger triggered by Hurricane Katrina and the aftermath as concerned citizens took to their computers, found others with similar interests and concerns and began to organize.  Past speakers and panelist include Harry Shearer, New Orleans Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas, Mac McClelland of Mother Jones, author of Rising Tide John Barry, and others.  Click here for details.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Jimmy Carter calls for an End of the Global Drug War

So most criminologists will tell you that the War on Drugs is an utter failure.  Drugs today are more potent and easily accessible than they were decades ago when this version of the War on Drugs started (Nixon > Reagan > Bush > Clinton).

Monday, June 20, 2011

Five Myths About Incarceration

Here's a Op-Ed by Marc Mauer (of The Sentencing Project) and David Cole.  As the title suggests, it notes five myths about the relationship between prison and crime.  Check it out here.