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November/December 2014

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  • "A Plan to Cut Costs and Crime: Curb Bias Against Ex-Convicts" appeared in the Oct. 23, 2014 NY Times. [14778]

  • "Beyond Confrontation: Community-Centered Policing Tools" is a 2014 series of briefs from PolicyLink and Advancement Project. Inf. from Shaibya@policylink.org [14785]

  • School-to-Prison Pipeline A 2014 video by Vanessa Enoch is available at https://www.youtube.com/edit?video_id=ClkyhMM6450&video_referrer=watch [14779]

  • “Fewer Prisoners, Less Crime: A Tale of Three States” [NY, NJ, Calif.] + “Fewer Prisoners, Less Crime: A Tale of Three States” [NY, NJ, Calif.] is a 2014 report from The Sentencing Project. Available (no price given) from them, 1705 DeSales St. NW, 8th flr., Wash., DC 20036, 202/628-0871, sentencingproject.org sentencingproject.org [14744]

July/August 2014

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  • On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American City, by Alice Goffman, a Univ. Wisc. Madison sociologist (Univ. Chi. Press, 2014, 288 pp.), "offers a fascinating and disturbing portrait of the econ. constraints & incentives faced by a large subset of Americans: those who are hiding from the law." See article on it in June 1, 2014 NY Times, p. 6. [14697]

May/June 2014

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  • The American Journal of Public Health -- March 2014 issue -- has a series of interesting articles on Incarceration and Public Health. APHA is reachable at 202/777-APHA. [14622]

  • The Natl. Ctr. for Law & Econ. Justice is launching The Freedman Fund for Due Process - Preserving the Legacy of Goldberg v. Kelly, a campaign to honor and continue the life's work of Henry Freedman, the Center's ED since 1971. The Center is reachable at 212/633-6967, www.nclej.org [14623]

  • The Scandal of White Complicity in U.S. Hyperincarceration: A Nonviolent Spirituality of White Resistance, by Margaret Pfeil, Laurie Cassidy & Alex Mikulich (220 pp., 2013), has been published by Palgrave MacMillan. [14639]

March/April 2014

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  • "Broadening the Bench: Judicial Nominees and Professional Diversity" (12 pp., 2014[?]) is available (no price listed) from the Alliance for Justice, 11 Dupont Circle., 2nd flr., Wash., DC 20036, 202/822-6070, www.afj.org [14561]

  • "Communities, Evictions & Criminal Convictions" (68 pp., 2013) is available from Formerly Incarcerated & Convicted People's Movement, www.FICPMovement.wordpress.com [14607]

  • "Invidious Deliberation: The Problem of Congressional Bias in Federal Hate Crime Legislation," by Prof. Sara Rankin of Seattle U. School of Law, is forthcoming in the Rutgers Law J. She'd be happy to share a hard copy of the most recent version: 206/398-4393, rankins@seattleu.edu [14540]

  • Schackeled and Chained: Mass Incarceration in Capitalist America, by Eugene Puryear (2013, ca. 200 pp.), has been published by PSL Publications, 415/821-6171, books@PSLpub.org [14542]

January/February 2014

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  • ADD TO AUSTIN REED PRISON MEMOIR ENTRY A short item in the Dec. 16, 2013 NYT reported that Random House will publish the book, with an early 2016 release date. [14449]

  • Incarceration, Poverty and the Family was a Dec. 17, 2013 Webinar, put on by the Univ. Wisc. Inst. for Research on Poverty, featuring UW-Madison Profs. Michael Massoglia & Julie Poehlmann. Inf. from irpwebinars-request@ssc.wisc.edu [14467]

  • "Law and Order and White Power: White Supremacist Infiltration of Law Enforcement and the Need to Eliminate Racism in the Ranks," by William Y. Chin (69 pp., 2013), appeared in the Journal of Law and Social Deviance, Vol. 6, available at www.lsd-journal.net/archives/Volume6/WhiteSupremacists.pdf [14427]

  • "Markets for suspicion: Assessing cost-benefit analysis in criminal justice," by Tiffany Bergin (26 pp., 2013), appeared in Interdisciplines Journal of History and Sociology, available at www.interdisciplines.org/bghs/index.php/indi/article/view/97/78 [14429]

  • "Prison Memoir Of a Black Man in the 1850s" headed an article in the Dec. 12, 2013 NY Times, reporting on a 304-page recovered memoir -- "The Life and Adventures of a Haunted Convict, or the Inmate of a Gloomy Prison," written in an upstate NY prison by Austin Reed. Yale English Prof. Caleb Smith is preparing the ms. for publication. [14422]

  • "Reducing Crime by Reducing Incarceration: longer sentences don't mean fewer crimes," by David Cole & Marc Mauer, was an op-ed commentary in the Nov. 14, 2013 Washington Times. [14474]

  • "The Death Penalty in 2013: Year-End Report," by Richard C. Dieter (8 pp., Dec. 2013), is available (free) from the Death Penalty Inf. Ctr., 202/289-2275. [14456]

  • "The Prison Policy Initiative" has issued it first annual report, covering 2012-13. Available at www.prisonpolicy.org/reports/PPI_Annual_2012-2013.pdf [14452]

  • "Through the Eyes of a Child: Life with a Mother in Prison" (16 pp., Dec. 2013), from Volunteers of America, is available at http:www.voa.org/through-the-eyes-of-a-child [14441]

  • "Trends in U.S. Corrections," a graphic presentation, has been released in an updated version by The Sentencing Proj., 1705 DeSales St. NW, 8th flr., Wash., DC 20036, 202/628-0871. [14473]

  • Unlocking Justice is the title of a series of webinars by The Sentencing Project. Two recent ones were "The Impact of the Federal Drug Ban on Welfare Benefits" and "The Historic Rise of Life Sentences in America," held Dec. 4, 2013 & Dec. 11, 2013, respectively. Inf. from staff=sentencingproject.org@mail.salsalabs.net [14478]

November/December 2013

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  • "Building Pathways to Postsecondary Education for Youth Involved in the Justice System" is (was?) a Nov. 6, 2013 Webinar put on by the American Youth Policy Forum. Inf. from them at 202/775-9731, www.aypf.org [14268]

  • Journey Towards Change: Victory Over NYPD Profiling, a short film detailing the fight to fix the NY Police Dept. racist and unconstitutional "stop and frisk" policy, was shown on Sept. 12, 2013 by Picture the Homeless. Inf. at 646/314-6423, shaun@picturethehomeless.org [14260]

  • "Life Goes On: The Historic Rise in Life Sentences in America" is available (no price given) from The Sentencing Project, 1705 DeSales St. NW, 8th flr., Wash., DC 20036, 202/628-0871. [14276]

  • "Race and Beyond: Parsing Myth from Reality in U.S. Gun Culture," by Sam Fulwood III, a short Oct. 22, 2013 article, is available (likely free) from progress@americanprogress.org [14289]

  • The Scandal of White Complicity in the U.S. Hyper-incarceration: A Nonviolent Spiritualty of White Resistance, by Alexander Mikulich (2013), has been published by Palgrave MacMillan. [14261]

  • To Right Historical Wrongs: Race, Gender, and Sentencing in Canada, by Carmela Murdocca, has just been published (2013). [14369]

July/August 2013

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  • A Broken Promise in Texas: Race, the Death Penalty and the Duane Buck Case is a June 2013 video from the NAACP Legal Defense & Educ. Fund, available at http://www.naacpldf.org/update/ldf-video-broken-promise-texas-race-death-penalty-and-duane-buck-case [14112]

  • "Costs of Criminal Justice Involvement Among Persons With Serious Mental Illness in Connecticut" (44 pp., March 2013), by Jeffrey W. Swanson et al., is available at http://ps.psychiatryonline.org/Article.aspx?ArticleID=1668301. Authors contactable at jeffrey.swanson@duke.edu [14080]

  • Governing Immigration Through Crime: A Reader, eds. Julie Dowling & Jonathan Xavier Inda (320 pp., March 2013), published by Stanford Social Sciences, is available for purchase at http://www.sup.org/book.cgi?id=21744 [14130]

  • "Opportunities for Cost Savings in Corrections Without Sacrificing Service Quality: Inmate Health Care," by Phil Schaenman, Elizabeth Davies, Reed Jordan & Reena Chakraborty (44 pp., April 2013), is available (no price given) from The Urban Inst., 202/833-7200, http://www.urban.org/UploadedPDF/412754-Inmate-Health-Care.pdf [14034]

  • "Predicting Erroneous Convictions: A Social Science Approach to Miscarriages of Justice," by Jon B. Gould, Julia Carrano, Richard Leo & Joseph Young (433 pp., Dec. 2012), is available at http://www.american.edu/spa/dils/prevent/upload/Predicting-Erroneous-Convictions.pdf
    Authors reachable at gould@american.edu, carrano@american.edu, rleo@usfca.edu, jyoung@american.edu [14054]

  • "Public Housing Transformation and Crime: Making the Case for Responsible Relocation," by Susan J. Popkin, Michael J. Rich, Leah Hendey, Chris Hayes, Joe Parilla & George Galster, appeared in Cityscape: A Journal of Policy Development and Research, Vol. 14, No. 3. Available at http://w.huduser.org/portal/periodicals/cityscape/vol.14num3/Cityscape_Nov2012_pub_hous_trans.pdf [14038]

  • Race to Incarcerate: A Graphic Retelling is an April 2013 interview with the Truthout editor by Marc Mauer, following publication by New Press chk of his 20XXchk book of the same title by New Press. Further inf. from Mauer at The Sentencing Project, 1705 DeSales St. NW, 8th flr., Wash., DC 20036, 202/628-0871. [13959]

  • "The War on Marijuana in Black and White" (June 2003, 133 pp.), subtitled, "Billions of Dollars Wasted on Racially Biased Arrests", is available (no price listed) from The American Civil Liberties Union, 125 Broad St., 18th flr., NYC, NY 10004, 212/549-2666. [14006]

  • The War on Marijuana in Black and White (187 pp., June 2013) has been released by the ACLU. Available at http://www.aclu.org/files/assets/aclu-thewaronmarijuana-rel2.pdf [14110]

May/June 2013

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  • "Degradation Ceremonies and the Criminalization of Low-Income Women," by Kaaryn Gustafson, has been published in the UC Irvine Law Journal. Available at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2254054 [13946]

  • "The Changing Racial Dynamics of Women's Incarceration," by Marc Mauer (21 pp., Feb. 2013), is available (no price listed) from The Sentencing Project, 1705 DeSales St. NW, 8th flr., Wash., DC 20036, 202/628-0871, www.sentencingproject.org [13876]

  • "Tinkering with Life: A Look at the Inappropriateness of Life Without Parole as an Alternative to the Death Penalty," a 19-page article by Ashley Nellis, in the Univ. Miami Law Review, Vol. 67 (2013), is available (no price given) from The Sentencing Project, 1705 DeSales St. NW, 8th flr., Wash., DC 20036, 202/628-0871 [13937]

March/April 2013

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  • Phone Charges for Prisoners' Outgoing Calls : The FCC announced it will seek to protect the poorest families in the nation (with disproportionate impact on racial minorities) from the monopoly predatory rates phone companies charge to families of incarcerated people. Inf. from Peter Wagner, Prison Policy Initiative, 413/527-0845, pwagner@prisonpolicy.org [13823]

  • "Police in Schools are Not the Answer to the Newtown Shooting" (20 pp., Jan. 2013) is a joint issue brief from Advancement Project, Alliance for Educational Justice, Dignity in Schools Campaign & NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund. Available at http://www.advancementproject.org/content/home [13834]

  • "Racial Disproportionality in the Criminal Justice System: A State Legislative Response to the Problem," by Arthur J. Lurigio, Lorena Roque & Pamela Rodriguez, appeared in the Jan. 2013 issue of Race and Justice, vol. 3, no. 1 [13842]

  • "State-Level Estimates of Felon Disenfranchisement in the United States, 2010," by Christopher Uggen, Sarah Shannon & Jeff Manza is available (no price given) from The Sentencing Project, 1705 DeSales St. NW, 8th flr., Wash., DC 20036, 202/628-0871, staff@sentencingproject.org, www..sentencingproject.org [13776]

  • "The First Amendment, Equal Protection, and Felon Disenfranchisement:: A New Viewpoint," by Janai S. Nelson, appeared in the Florida Law Review 65 (2013) [13854]

  • "The State of Sentencing 2012: Developments in Policy and Practice," by Nicole D. Porter (24 pp., Jan. 2013), is available (no price listed) from The Sentencing Project, 1705 DeSales St. NW, 8th flr., Wash., DC 20036, 202/628-0871, www.sentencingproject.org [13809]

January/February 2013

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  • "The Sentencing Project's 2011 Annual Report" (celebrating 25 years of research and advocacy for reform -- 13 pp.) is available (likely free) from them, 1705 DeSales St. NW, 8th flr., Wash., DC 20036, 202/628-0871, www.sentencingproject.org [13735]

November/December 2012

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  • Invisible Men: Mass Incarceration and the Myth of Black Progress, by Becky Pettit (June 2012, 156 pp., $29.95), has been published by The Russell Sage Fdn. [13684]

  • "Race and Juvenile Incarceration Propensity Score Matching Examination," by George E. Higgins, Melissa L. Ricketts, James D. Griffith & Stephanie A. Jirard, appeared in the March 2012 American Journal of Criminal Justice. [13693]

  • "Race Influences Criminal Sentences, Research Indicates" is the heading of an article describing a recent study by David Abrams, using data from Cook County, IL, that appeared in the Aug. 22, 2012 National Law Journal. [13694]

  • "Race, Gender and the School-to-Prison Pipeline: Expanding Our Discussion to Include Black Girls," by Monique Morris (23 pp., Aug. 2012), from the African-American Policy Forum, is available at http://aapf.org.wp-content/vo/ads/2012/08/Morris-Race-Gender-and-the-School-to-Prison-Pipeline.pdf [CHK LINK] [13685]

  • Unequal Justice: The Relentless Rise of the 1% Court is a new (2012) documentary from The Alliance for Justice. Contact them at TK [13665]

  • "Video Visits for Children Whose Parents are Incarcerated: In Whose Best Interest?," ed. Susan D. Phillips (14 pp., Oct. 2012), is available (no price listed) from The Sentencing Project, xxxx DeSales St. NW, xxthflr., Wash., DC xxxxx, 202/628-0871 CHK, staff@sentencingproject.org [13671]

September/October 2012

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  • "State-Level Estimates of Felon Disenfranchisement in the United States, 2010," by Christopher Uggen, Sarah Shannon & Jeff Manza (21 pp., July 2012), is available (possibly free) from The Sentencing Project, 1705 DeSales St. NW, 8th flr., Wash., DC 20036. [13620]

July/August 2012

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  • "Breaking the Census: Redistricting in an Era of Mass Incarceration," by Peter Wagner (20 pp.), appeared in William Mitchell Law Review v.38:4. [13528]

  • "Inside This Place, Not of It: Narratives from Women's Prisons," by Robin Levi & Ayelet Waldman (308 pp., 2012[?]), is available via voiceofwitness.org [13510]

  • "Need Not Apply: The Racial Disparate Impact of Pre-Employment Criminal Background Checks," by Roberto Concepcion, Jr., is a 24-page article in the Spring 2012 Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law and Policy. [13432]

May/June 2012

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  • "Federal Sentencing Options After Booker [ITALICIZE BOOKER]" was the 12-page Feb. 16, 2012 testimony of Marc Mauer, ED of The Sentencing Project befofe the U.S. Sentencing Commn. Available (possibly free) from the Project, 1705 DeSales St. NW, 8th flr., Wash., DC 20036, 202/628-0871 [13406]

  • "Public Housing Transformation and Crime: Making the Case for Responsible Relocation," by Susan J. Popkin, Michael J. Rich, Leah Hendey, Chris Hayes & Joe Parilla (April 2012), is available (no price listed) from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/833-7200, paffairs@urban.org, www.urban.org [13423]

  • "To Build a Better Criminal Justice System," eds. Marc Mauer & Kate Epstein (64 pp., March 2012), is available (no price listed) from The Sentencing Project, 1705 DeSales St. NW, 8th flr., Wash., DC 20036, 202/628-0871, Among the contributors to the 26 short pieces are Alan Jenkins, Jeremy Travis, Angela Y. Davis, Bart Lubow, Charles J. Hynes & Paul Butler. www.sentencingproject.org [13399]

March/April 2012

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  • "Fragile Families" is the them of the Fall 2010 issue of The Future of Children, a collaborative of Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and The Brookings Institution. 10 articles, including ones on Incarceration in Fragile Families, Race & Ethnicity, and Child Well-Being. [13375]

  • "A 3-Part Series on Race and Justice in Dane County, WI" can be found at Madison.com [13355]

  • "Breaking Schools' Rules: A Statewide [TX] Study of How School Discipline Relates to Students' Success and Juvenile Justice Involvement," by Tony Fabelo, Michael D. Thompson, Martha Plotkin, Dottie Carmichael, Miner P. Marchbanks III & Eric A. Booth (July 2011, 106 pp.), from the Justice Center of the Council of State Governments and the Public Policy Research Inst. of Texas A&M Univ., is available at www.justicecenter.csg.org [13267]

  • "Documentary Disenfranchisement," by Jessie Allen in Tulane Law Review, vol. 86 (2012?), argues that, despite permanent disenfranchisement only being lawful in 4 states, "administrative practices sometimes transform temporary voting bans into lifelong disenfranchisement." [13316]

  • "Juvenile Justice and Education: Identifying Leverage Points and Recommending Reform for Reentry in Washington, DC," by Paige Wallace (21 pp.), appeared in the Winter 2012 issue of Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law & Policy. [13346]

  • "On the Chopping Block: State Prison Closings," by Nicole D. Porter (Fall, 2011), is available (no price listed) from The Sentencing Project, 1705 DeSales St. NW, 8th flr., Wash., DC 20036, 202/628-0871, staff@sentencingproject..org, www.sentencingproject.org [13291]

  • "Race and Partisanship in Criminal Disenfranchisement Laws: Antecedents of the 2000 Election Controversy in Florida," by Pippa Holloway is a 15-page chapter in Freedom Rights: New Perspecitves on the Civil Rights Movement, eds. D. McGuire and J. Dittmer (Univ. Press of Kentucky, 2011) [13317]

  • The National Reentry Resource Center provides information on voting restoration. Reachable at 100 Wall St., 20th flr., NYC, NY 10005, 877/332-1719. [13315]

  • "The State of Sentencing 2011: Developments in Policy and Practice," by Nicole D. Porter (23 pp., Feb. 2012), is available (no price listed) from The Sentencing Project, 1705 DeSales St. NW, 8th flr., Wash., DC 20036, 202/628-0871, www.sentencingproject.org [13288]

January/February 2012

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  • "American Murder Mystery Revisited: Do Housing Vouchers Households Cause Crime?" (35 pp., Oct. 2011) is available (no price given) from NYU's Furman Center for Real Estate & Urban Policy, 139 MacDougal St., 2nd flr., NYC, NY 10012, 212/998-6713, www.furmancenter.org [13121]

  • Blind Goddess: A Reader on Race and Justice, ed. Alexander Papachristou (Fall 2011, 368 pp., $25.95), hias been published by New Press, 38 Greene St., 4th flr., NYC, NY 10013, 212/629-8802. [13120]

  • "Breakthrough in U.S. Drug Sentencing Reform: The Fair Sentencing Act and the Unfinished Reform Agenda," by Kara Gotsch (11 pp.), has been published by te Washington Office on Latin America, 1666 Conn. Ave. NW, #400, Wash., DC 20009, 202/797-2171, info@wola.org, www.wola.org [13079]

  • "Correlation Between Race and Corrections Spending" is shown in a study by Christian Breunig and Rose Ernst in the July 2011 Race and Justice. Co-authr Ernst can be contacted at ernstr@seattleu.edu [13136]

  • "Impact of Mandatory Minimum Federal Sentencing Penalties" is the subject of a new (likely Nov. 2011), 645-page report by the United States Sentencing Commission. Contact the Commission's Office of Public Affairs, One Columbus Circle NE, Suite 2-500, Wash., DC 20002-8002, 202/502-4568. [13134]

  • "Post-Racial Racism: Racial Stratification and Mass Incarceration in the Age of Obama," by Ian F. Haney Lopez (51 pp.), appeared in the June 2010 (Vol. 98, No. 3) issue of California Law Review. [13072]

  • "Racial Disparities and Perceptions of Legitimacy of Law Strongly Related" is shown in a review of the literature by Michael Rocque in the July 2011 Race and Justice. Author can be contacted at m.rocque@neu.edu [13137]

  • "State Reforms Promoting Employment of People with Criminal Records: 2010-11 Legislative Roundup," by Michelle Nativadad Rodriguez, Elizabeth Farid & Nicole D. Porter (23 pp.), from The National Employment Law Project, The Sentencing Project, and National HIRE Network, is available (no price listed) from NELP, 75 Maiden Ln., #601, NYC, NY 10038, 212/285-3025, www.nelp.org [13106]

  • Why Our Drug Laws Have Failed and What We Can Do About It, by James P. Gray (2nd ed., 2011), A Judicial Indictment of the War on Drugs, has been published by Temple Univ. Press., 800/621-2736. [13076]

November/December 2011

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  • "Addressing Racial Disparities in Incarceration," by Marc Mauer appears, along with 7 other articles, in a special 63-page, Sept. 2011 issue of The Prison Journal, "Criminal Justice Reform: Issues and Recommendations for Correction." [13037]

  • Attica Justice: The Cruel 30-Year Legacy of the Nation's Bloodiest Prison Rebellion, Which Transformed the American Prison System, by Donald A. Jelinek (438 pp., 2011), has been published by Jelinek Publishers. [12988]

  • Criminal Justice 2036: A 25-Year Vision for Reform and "Unlocking Justice" -- shown at The Sentencing Project's Oct. 11 25th Anniversary Forum, are available in streaming video at www.sentencingproject.org [13008]

  • Detailed demographics of correctional populations now are available via a new database prepared by the Prison Policy Initiative -- useful for redistricting professionals and others. Contact PPI at PO Box 127, Northampton, MA 01027, www.prisonpolicy.org [13033]

  • "No Place for Kids: The Case for Reducing Juvenile Incarceration," by Richard A. Mendel (47 pp., 2011), is available (possibly free) from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, 701 St. Paul St., Baltimore, MD 21202, 410/547-6600, www.aecf.org [13002]

  • "Racial Discrimination in the Administration of the Death Penalty: The Experience of the United States Armed Forces (1984-2005)," by David Baldus, George Woodworth, Catherine Grosso & Richard Newell appears in a forthcoming 2011 issue of Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology. [13005]

September/October 2011

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  • "Gaming the System: How the Political Strategies of Private Prison Companies Promote Ineffective Incarceration Policies" (44 pp., June 2011) is available (no price listed) from The Justice Policy Institute, 1012 14th St. NW, #400, Wash., DC 20005, 202/558-7974, www.justicepolkcy.org [12853]

  • "Improving Outcomes for Youth in the Juvenile Justice System: A Review of Alameda County's Collaborative Mental Health Court" (55 pp. + Apps, Feb. 2011) is availabke (no price listed) from the National Center for Youth Law, 405 14th St., 15th flr., Oakland, CA 94612, 510/835-8098, pgardner@youthlaw.org; downloadable at www.youthlaw.org CH-send marked P&R copy to Ariella Hyman, Bay Area Legal Aid, 1735 Telegraph Ave., Oakland, CA 94612 [12924]

  • "Incarcerating Death: Mortality in U.S. State Correctional Facilities, 1985-1998," by Evelyn Patterson, appeared in Demography, 47, pp. 587-607. Study shows that African-American males in prison have a lower mortality rate than their non-incarcerated counterparts -- likely explainable by a safety hypothesis [12857]

  • "On the Chopping Block: State Prison Closings" (4 pp., Aug.[?] 2011), a Briefing Paper finding that at least 13 states have closed or are considering closing correctional facilities this year, is available (possibly free) from The Sentencing Project, 1705 DeSales St. NW, 8th flr., Wash., DC 20036, 202/628-0871. [12906]

  • People Wasn't Made to Burn: A True Story of Housing, Race, and Murder in Chicago, by Joe Allen (328 pp., June 2011, $22.95), has been published by Haymarket Books. Available from Teaching for Change, 800/763-9131. [12914]

  • "Race and Incarceration in Delaware" is a 25-page, June 2011 study for the Delaware General Assembly. Inf. on how to obtain it from The Sentencing Project, 1705 DeSales St. NW, Wash., DC 20036,staff@sentencingproject.org [12892]

  • The Death Penalty in Alabama: Judge Override (29 pp., July 2011), showing racial bias in the system, is available (possibly free) from The Equal Justice Initiative, 122 Commerce St., Montgomery, AL 36104, 334/269-1803, www.eji.org [12891]

  • The School-to-Prison Pipeline: Theresa El-Amin, Regional Organizer for the Southern Anti-Racism Network, formerly of Durham, NC, now is in Columbus, GA, where she is actively organizing on this issue. Contact her (and get a copy of the op-ed she recently published in the local paper, The Ledger-Enquirer. She's contactable at [12867]

  • "The State of America's Children 2011" (190 pp., July 2011) is available (no price listed) from The Children's Defense Fund, 25 E St. NW, Wash.,DC 20001, 800/233-1200, cdinfo@childrensdefense.org. Sections are devoted to Population, Poverty, Family Structure, Family Income, Health, Hunger/Nutrition, Early Childhood, Education, Child Welfare, Juvenile Justice, Gun Violence. [12897]

  • "Tribal Youth in the Federal System" (204 pp., May 2011) is available (no price given) from The Urban Institutes Justice Policy Ctr., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/833-7200. [12947]

  • Young Men's Initiative NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg has launched a comprehensive effort to tackle disparities between young black and Latino males and their peers. Key areas are Education, Employment, Health and Justice. Further inf. from Melanie Herzog, City Hall, NYC, NY 10007. [12911]

July/August 2011

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  • "Balancing Drug Policy" was a forum in the Dec. 21, 2010 issue of The Nation. Among the contributors: Ethan Nadelman, Marc Mauer, Bruce Western, David Cole. If you can't find it on the Internet, we'll be happy to mail you a copy if you furnish a SASE. [12794]

  • Disproportionate Minority Contact, ed. Nicole Parsons-Pollard (300 pp., 2011, $35), dealing with the juvenile justice system, has been published by Carolina Academy Press, 70 Kent St., Durham, NC 27701, 919/489-7486. [12813]

  • "Experiencing Court, Experiencing Race: Perceived Procedural Injustice Among Court Users," by Jamie G. Longazel, Laurin S. Parker & Ivan Y. Sun, appared in Vol. 1, No. 2 (2011) of Race and Justice, pp. 202-27. [12812]

  • "Five Myths about Americans in Prison," by Marc Mauer & David Cole, appeared in the June 19, 2011 Washington Post Outlook Section. If you can't find it on the Internet, we'll be happy to mail you a copy if you furnish a SASE. [12824]

  • "Mass Imprisonment: Long-Term Harm versus Short-Term Good," by Robert DeFina & Lance Hannon is a 3-page article in the Summer 2011 issue of Communities & Banking, the magazine of the Federal Reserve Bank-Boston, available (likely free) from them at 600 Atlantic Ave., Boston, MA 02210, 617/973-3187, caroline.ellis@bos.frb.org [12785]

  • Race, Crime, and Punishment: Breaking the Connection in America, ed. Keith Lawrence (220 pp., 2011), has been published by The Aspen Institute. Includes essays by Michelle Alexander, Marc Mauer, Alice O'Connor, Phil Thompson et al. Copies available (no price given) from the Institute's Fulfillment Office, PO Box 222, 109 Houghton Ln., Queentown, MD 21658, 410/820-5338, publications@aspeninstitute.org [12777]

  • "The Impact of Light Skin on Prison Time for Black Female Offenders," by Jill Viglione & Robert DeFina, appeared in vol. 48 (2011)of The Social Science Journal, pp. 250-58. [12810]

May/June 2011

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  • "Addicted to the Courts: Hows a Growing Dependence on Drug Courts Impacts People and Communities," by Nastassia Walsh (March 2011), is available (no price given) from The Justiced Policy Institute, 1012 14th St. NW, #400, Wash., DC 20005, 202/558-7974, www.justicepolicy.org [12744]

  • "Collateral Consequences of Criminal Convictions: Confronting Issues of Race and Dignity," by Michael Pinard is a 78-page article in vol. 85 (2010?) of The NYU Law Review. [12678]

  • "Cracked Justice," by Nicole D. Porter & Valerie Wright (14 pp., March 2011), is available (possibly free) from The Sentencing Project, 1705 DeSales St. NW, 8oth flr., Wash., DC 20036, 202/628-0871, nporter@sen tencingproject.org. It addresses disparities in cocaine sentencing in 13 states and documents efforts at the federal and state level to correct these injustices. [12700]

  • "Drug Courts Are Not the Answer: Toward a Health-Centered Approach to Drug Use" (March 2011) is available (possibly free) from the Drug Policy Alliance, 70 W. 36 St., 16th flr., NYC, NY 10018, 212/613-8020. CHK ADDRESS RE JUSTICE POLIVY INST [12743]

  • "Fixing Prison-Based Gerrymandering After the 2010 Census: A 50 state guide," by Peter Wagner, Aleks Kajstura, Elena Lavarreda, Christian de Ocejo & Sheila Vennell O'Rourke is available (no price listed) from The Prison Policy Initiative, PO Box 127, Northampton, MA 01027, www.prisonpolicy.org [12654]

  • "State Trends: Legislative Victories from 2005 to 2010 Removing Youth form the Adult Criminal Justice System" (48 pp. March 2011[?]) is available (no price given) from the Campaign for Youth Justice, 1012 14th St. NW, #610, Wash., DC 20005, 202/558-3580, info@cfyj.org. It examines 27 postitive pieces of legislation enacted in 15 states during the last five years, as well as highlighting active reform efforts underway. www.cfyj.org [12740]

  • Testimony on Last Year's Reform of Federal Crack Cocaine Sentencing Policy: Marc Mauer, Exec. Dir. of The Sentencing Project testified on March 17 before the U.S. Sentencing Commission. Copies of his testimony are available from him: Sentencing Project, 1705 DeSales St. NW, 8th flr., Wash., DC 20036, 202/628-0871, staff@sentincingproject.org [12695]

  • The Assassination of Fred Hampton: How the FBI and the Chicago Police Murdered a Black Panther, by Jeffrey Haas (424 pp., 2009, $26/95), was published by Lawrence Hill Books in Chicago. [12749]

March/April 2011

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  • Just South Quarterly is published by the Jesuit Social Research Institute of Loyola University New Orleans. Inf. from 6363 St. Charles Ave., Box 94, New Orleans, LA 70118-6143, 504/864-7746, jsri@loyno.edu. The 8-page Winter 2010 issue is headed, "It's Criminal! The Consequences of Mass Incarceration without Social Justice." [12575]

  • "The Intersectionality of Race, Gender, and Reentry: Challenges for African-American Women," by Geneva Brown (18 pp., Nov. 2010), is available (possibly free) from the American Constitution Society, 1333 H St. NW, 11th flr., Wash., DC 20005. [12525]

  • "Work After Prison: One-Year Findings from the Transitional Jobs Reentry Demonstration," by Cindy Redcross and 8 others (15 pp., Oct. 2010), is available (possibly free) from MDRC, 16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY 10016, 212/532-3200, www.mdrc.org [12554]

January/February 2011

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  • Children of Incarcerated Parents: A Handbook for Researchers and Practitioners, eds. J. Mark Eddy & Julie Poehlmann (364 pp., 2010, $29.50), has been published by Urban Institute Press, 202/261-5709, publicaffairs@urban.org [12438]

  • "Deterrence in Criminal Justice: Evaluating Certainty versus Severity of Punishment," by Valerie Wright (9 pp., Nov. 2010), is available (possibly free) from The Sentencing Project, 1705 DeSales St. NW, 8th flr., Wash., DC 20036, 202/628-0871. [12417]

  • "Prison-Based Gerrymandering:" An article on the Prison Law Blog and fact sheets for Arizona, Minnesota, Montana, New Mexico and Oregon -- all showing the impact of prison-based gerrymandering on Native American voting/politcal power -- are available from the Prison Policy Initiative, PO Box 127, Northampton, MA 01027, pwagner@prisonpolicy.org, www.prisonpolicy.org [12447]

  • "Recidivism Effects of the Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) Program Vary by Former Prisoners' Risk of Reoffending," by Janine Zweig, Jennifer Yahner & Cindy Redcross, an Oct. 2010 MDRC study, is downloadable at www.mdrc.org/publications/574/abstract.html [12460]

  • "The Independent and Joint Effects of Race/Ethnicity, Gender, and Age on Sentencing Outcomes in U.S. Federal Courts," by Jill K. Doerner & Stephen Demuth, appeared in Justice Quarterly27(1):1-27. [12446]

November/December 2010

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  • "Expanding the Vote: State Felony Disenfranchisement, 1997-2010," by Nicole D. Porter (34 pp., Oct. 2010), is available (possibly free) from The Sentencing Project, 1705 DeSales St. NW, 8th flr., Wash., DC 20036, zhughes@sentencingproject.org [12210]

  • I Don't Wish Nobody to Have a Life Like Mine: Tales of Kids in Adult Lockup, by David Chura (240 pp., Aug. 2010), has been published by Beacon. [12205]

  • "Justice Reinvestment at the Local Level Planning and Implementation Guide," by Nancy G. LaVigne, S. Rebecca Neusteter, Pamela Lachman, Allison Dwyer & Carey Anne Nadeau (76 pp., Oct. 2010), is available (no price listed) from The Urban Institute, 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/833-7200 [CH: chk #], www.urban.org/publications/412233.html [12334]

  • "NYPD Stop and Frisk Program Based on Race Not Crime," by Jeffrey Fagan (217 pp., Oct. 2010), from the Center for Constitutional Law, is downloadable at www.ccrjustice.org/floyd [12347]

  • "Political Consequences of the Carceral State," by Vesla M. Weaver & Amy E. Lerman (59 pp., Sept. 2010) finds that contact with the criminal justice system has a debilitating effecgt on one's political participation. Available from the authors, vmweaver@virginia.edu, alerman@princeton.edu [12208]

  • "The Impact of Mandatory Minimum Penalties in Federal Sentencing," by Marc Mauer (4 pp.) appeared in the July/Aug. 2010 issue of Viewpoint. Contact the author at The Sentencing Project, 1705 DeSales St. NW, Wash., DC 20036, 202/628-0871, staff@sentencingproject.org [12300]

  • "Throwing Away the Key: The Expansion of Life Without Parole Sentences in the United States," by Ashley Nellis (6 pp.), appeared in the Oct. 2010 issue of Federal Sentencing Reporter. Contact the author at The Sentencing Project, 1705 DeSales St. NW, Wash., DC 20036, 202/628-0871, staff@sentencingproject.org [12299]

September/October 2010

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  • "14 Shocking Facts That Prove the Criminal Justice System Is Racist," by Bill Quigley, is a July 30, 2010 Alternet article. If you can't find it on the Internet, we'll be happy to mail you a copy if you send us a SASE. [12152]

  • "Community Oriented Defense: Stronger Public Defenders," by Malanca Clark & Emily Savner (61 pp., Aug. 2010) is available (no price given) from the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, 161 Ave. of the Americas, 12th flr., NYC, NY 10013, www.brennancenter.org [12183]

  • "Illegal Racial Discrimination in Jury Selection: A Continuing Legacy" (61 pp., Aug. 2010) is available (no price listed) from the Equal Justice Initiative, 122 Commerce St., Montgomery, AL 36104, 334/269-1803, raceandjury@eji.org. www.eji.org [12071]

  • State Recidivism Studies is a new (June 2010) database, from The Sentencing Project, providing references for 99 recidivism studies conducted between 1995-2009 in all 50 states and DC. Contact the Project at 1705 DeSales St. NW, 8th flr., Wash., DC 20036, 202/628-0871. [12067]

  • The Enemy in Our Hands: America's Treatment of Prisoners of War from the Revolution to the War on Terror, by Robert C. Doyle (496 pp., 2010, $34.95), has been published by University Press of Kentucky, 663 S. Limestone St., Lexington, KY 40508-4008, 859/257-4249, jhussey@uky.edu [12086]

July/August 2010

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  • "Illegal Racial Justice Discrimination in Jury Selection: A Continuing Legacy" (60 pp., June 2010) is available (possibly free) from the Equal Justice Center, 122 Commerce St., Montgomery, AL 36104, 334/269-1803, eji.org/eji/files/Race%20and%20Jury%20Selection%20Report.pdf [12029]

  • "Life after Prison: Tracking the Experiences of Male Prisoners Returning to Chicago, Cleveland, and Houston" (6 pp., May 2010) is a research brief from the Urban Institute Justice Policy Center, www.urban.org/uploadedpdf/412100-life-after-prison.pdf [12015]

  • "Prison Count 2010: State Population Declies for the First Time in 38 Years" (12 pp., revised April 2010 version) is an issue brief from the PEW Center on the States' Public Safety Performance Project, www.pewcenteronthestates.org [12016]

  • "Racial Disparities in Federal Prosecutions," a 21-page, March 2010 joint project of the Brennan Center for Justice & the National Inst. on Law abd Equity. Available (no price listed) from the Center, 161 Ave. of the Americas, 12th flr., NYC, NY 10013, www.brennancenter.org [12048]

  • "Racial Disparity in NYPD Stops-and-Frisks: The Center for Constitutional Rights Preliminary Report on UF-250 Data From 2005 through June 2008" (21 pp., Jan. 2010) is available (possibly free) from the Center for Constitutional Rights, 666 Broadway, 7th Flr., NYC, NY 10012. www.CCRJustice.org [12049]

  • "The C.A.P. Effect:: Racial Profiling in the ICE Criminal Alien Program," by Trevor Gardner II & Aarti Kohli (8 pp., Sept. 2009), is available (possibly free) from the Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Race, Ethnicity & Diversity (headed by PRRAC Bd. member Maria Blanco), 2850 Telegraph Ave., #500, Berkieley, CA 94705, 510/642-8568, www.warreninstitute.org [12003]

  • The War Before: The True Life Story of Becoming a Black Panther -- Keeping the Faith in Prison, & Fighting for Those Left Behind, by Safiya Bukhari (264 pp., 2010, $15.95), has been published by the Feminist Press at CUNY. [11985]

  • Trial and Error in Criminal Justice Reform: Learning from Failure, by Greg Berman & Aubrey Fox (2010), has been issued by Urban Institute Press, bturpen@urban.org [12005]

May/June 2010

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  • The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblimdness, by Michelle Alexander (XXX pp., 2010??, $_____), has been published by _______
    ______________________________________________________________ [11896]

  • The Race and Justice Clearinghouse is a new project of The Sentencing Project, "a database of annotated citations for more than 450 research articles, studies, reports, and books that explore the intersection of race and ethnicity within the criminal justice and juvenile justice systems. Inf. how to access from 202/828-0871, staff@sentencingproject.org www.sentencingproject.org [11932]

March/April 2010

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  • "Civil Rights Killings Yield Their Secrets" was an informative page 1 story, by Carrie Johnson, in the Feb. 28, 2010 Washington Post, detailing the FBI's efforts to review 108 unsolved killings from the 1950s and 1960s. Passage of time, death of prime suspects and the challenge of gathering evidence mean there will be few, if any prosecutions (due as well to the narrow scope of federal statutes prior to 1968). But as Richard Cohen of the Southern Poverty Law Center said, "Justice in a few of those cases is going to have to serve as a symbolic victory for all of them." [11863]

  • The Assassination of Fred Hampton: How the FBI and the Chicago Police Murdered a Black Panther, by Jeffrey Haas (424 pp., 2009, $26.95), has been published by Lawrence Hill Books. Available from Teaching for Change Books, 800/763-9131. [11853]

  • The Sentencing Project has just introduced its new, improved website: ADD LINK [11831]

January/February 2010

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  • Crack the Disparity Newsletter, published by The Sentencing Project, is available from [11779]

  • "Does Fringe Banking Exacerbagte Neighborhood Crime Rates? Social Disorganization and the Ecology of Payday Lending," by Charis E. Kubrin, Gregory D. Squires & Steven M. Graves, a 42-page, Sept. 2009 Working Paper, is available from squires@gwu.edu [11804]

November/December 2009

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  • "One in 31: The Long Reach of American Corrections" (2009), fron the Pew Center on the States, is available at www.pewcenteronthestates.org/uploadedFiles/PSPP_1in31_report_FINAL_WEB_3-16-09.pdf [11707]

  • "The Hangman's Noose and the Lynch Mob: Hate Speech and the Jena Six," by Jeannine Bell, appeared in the Summer 2009 issue of Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review (Vol. 44, No. 2). Copies of the 31-page article are available from Prof. Bell, [EMAIL TK] [11740]

September/October 2009

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  • "Defending Clients Who Have Been Searched and Interrogated at School: A Guide for Juvenile Defenders" (2009) has been published by the National Juvenile Defender Center, in collaboration with the Barton Juvenile Defender Clinic at Emory Univ. School of Law and the Youth Advocacy Project of the Comm. for Public Counsel Services in Massachusetts. Hard copies from 202/452-0010, inquiries@njdc.info. Downloadable at www.njdc.info/pdf/defending_clients_who_have_been_searched_and_interrogated_at_school.pdf [11669]

  • "Failing Health: The Crisis of Health Care for Indigent Offenders and for the Community" (24 pp., n.d.) is available (possibly free) -- as are several other relevant reports ("Where Are the Men? The Impact of Incarceration and Reentry on African-American Men and Their Chi;ldren and Families," "The Secret Epidemic: Exploring the Mental Health Crisis Affecting Adolescent African-American Males") from Henrie m. Treadwell, Community Voices, Moorehouse School of Medicine, 720 Westview Dr. SW< Atlanta, GA 30310, 404/756-8914,HTreadwell@msm.edu www.communityvoicesorg [11588]

  • "Insult to InjuryL Violations of the Violence Against Women Act" (2009), is available (no price given) from the National Laws Center on Homelessness & Poverty, 1411 K St. NW, #1400, Wash., DC 20005, 202/638-2535, nlchp@nlchp.org, www.nlchp.org [11634]

  • "Language Access in State Courts," by Laura Abel (67 pp., June 20090, is available from the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU Law School, brennan.3cdn.net/c611a37ee2b6eb199e_9bm6bso4.pdf [11640]

  • "Mapping and Analyzing the Schoolhouse to Jailhouse Track: An Action Kit for Understanding How Harsh School Discipline Policies and Practices are Impacting Your Community" (67 pp., 2009) is available from Alexi Nunn, Advancement Project, 1220 L St. NW, #850, Wash., DC 20005, 202/728-9557, ANunn@advancementproject.org, www.advancementproject.org [11603]

  • "No Exit: The Expanding Use of Life Sentences in America," by Ashley Nellis, Ryan S. King & Ryan S. King (July 2009), is available (no price given) from The Sentencing Project, 514 10th St. NW, #1000, Wash., DC 20004, 202/6y28-0871. It shows that a record 140,610 individuals are now serving life sentences in state and federal prisons, 6,807 of whom were juveniles at the time the crime; and reports as well overwhelming racial and ethnic disparities in the allocation of life sentences (66% of all serving life sentences are non-white). www.sentencingproject.org [11630]

July/August 2009

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  • "A Rising Share: Hispanics and Federal Crime" (27 pp., Feb. 2009) identifies Latinos as the largest ethnic population in the federal prison system, due in part to the rise in illegal immigration and increaed enforcement of immigration laws. From the Pew Hispanic Center, pewhispanic,org/files/reports/104.pdf [11473]

  • "Language Access in State Courts" (80 pp., 2009), a Brennan Center for Justice report, is available at brennan.3cdn.net/c611a37ee2b6eb199e_9bm6b3so4.pdf [11519]

  • "My First Vote" (22 pp., 2009) is a compilation of stories from individuals with felony records around the country who voted for the first time during the Nov. 2008 election. Available (possibly free) from The Brennan Center for Justice, 161 Ave. of the Americas, 12th flr., NYC, NY 10013, 212/998-6730, www.brennancenter.org [11554]

  • "One in 31: The Long Reach of American Corrections" (March 2009), by the Pew Center on the States, shows the high cost of criminal corrections spending. Available at www.pewcenteronthestates.org/uploadedFiles/PSPP_1in31_report_FINAL_WEB_3-26-09.pdf [11496]

  • "Prisoners and Political Clout in Wisconsin" (2008), from the Prison Policy Initiative, traced the impacgt of the Census Bureau's method of counting people in prison -- as if they lived at the prison instead of their legal addresses -- on democracy in the state's legislative, county board and city government. A state constitutional amendment has been introduced that would end prison-based gerrymandering in that state. The report is available at www.prisonersofthecensus.org/wisconsin/ [11502]

  • Punishing the Poor: The Neoliberal Government of Social Insecurity, by Loic Wacquant (384 pp., 2009, $24.95), has been published by Duke Univ. Press, 919/687-3600, www.dukepress.edu [11430]

  • "Spatial Information Design Lab" is the subject of 4 2009 pamphlets produced by Columbia Univ. Grad. School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation, on new approaches and responses to criminal justice in the US: "Justice Re-Investment New Orleans" (52 pp.), "Architecture & Justice" (24 pp.), "The Pattern" (44 pp.), "Scenario Planning Workshop" (40 pp.) Available (possibly free) from Laura Kurgan, Dir. of the Lab, ljk33@columbia.edu [11454]

  • "Still Voteless and Voiceless in Florida: Florida's Continuing Disenfranchisement Crisis," by Muslima Lewis of the ACLU of Florida, is available at www.aclufl.org/2009votingreport/ACLU_Report.pdf [11495]

  • "The Stephen Lawrence Inquiry 10 Years On: A Critical Review of the Literature," by Nicola Rollock (7 pp., Feb. 2009), deals with a 1993 killing in an unprovoked racist attack in South London. Available from The Runnymede Trust, 020 7377 9222,info@runnymedetrust.org www.runnymedertrust.org [11510]

  • "Unseen Prisoners: Report on Women in Immigration Detention Facilities in Arizona" (2009?), by the Southwest Institute for Research on Women & Bacon Immigration Law and Policy Program, demonstrates a pattern of endemic mistreatment of women detainees at immigration centers. Available at sirow.arizona.edu/files/UnseenPrisoners.pdf [11497]

May/June 2009

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  • "2008 Hate Crimes Survey: Summary and Recommendations" is available (free online) from Human Rights First, 333 Seventh Ave., 13th flr., NYC, NY 10001-5108, 212/845-5200, www.humanrightsfirst.org [11382]

  • "The Changing Racial Dynamic of the War on Drugs," by Marc Mauer (April 2009, 20 pp.) is available (possibly free) from The Sentencing Proj., 514 10th St. NW, #1000, Wash., DC 20004, 202/628-0871, www.sentencingproject.org [11377]

  • Tulia, Texas This documentary convincingly shows how the 'war on drugs' has become a war on due process, waged against African Americans. Directed by Cassandra Herrman and Kelly Whalen. Distributed by California Newsreel (www.newsreel.org). www.newsreel.org/nav/title.asp?tc=CN0218 [11420]

March/April 2009

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  • "Communities in Crisis: Public Safety in Indian Country" is a 22-page 2009 Presidential Transition Brief prepared by the Natl. Congress of American Indians, available (possibly free) from them. They also have an analysis of the impact of the stimulus bill on Native Americans. Contact NCAI at 1301 Conn. Ave. NW, #200, Wash., DC 20036, www.ncai.org [11333]

  • "Focus on Violence Against Native Women" is a 2-page undated fact sheet from the National Congress of American Indians, 1301 Conn. Ave. NW, #200, Wash., DC 20036, 202/466-7767, www.ncai.org [11319]

  • "The State of Washington, D.C.'s Neighborhoods" (2009) has indicators/neighborhood profiles for the entre city. Contact them at www.NeighborhoodInfoDC..org [11299]

  • "World Prison Population List (8th ed.)," by Roy Walmsey (6 pp., Dec. 2008) gives details of the number of prisoners held in countries throughout the world as to Dec. 2008. Available at www.kcl.ac.uk/depsta/law/research/icps/downloads/wppl-8th_41.pdf [11284]

November/December 2008

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  • "Best Pracitces for Reentry Programs," by Julie Verratti is the cower article in the Sept./Oct. issue of Cornerstone. the periodical of the the Natl. Legal Aid & Defender Program (whose Board Chair is PRRAC Board member Jose Padilla). The 48-page issue is available (possibly free) from NLADA, 1140 Conn. Ave. NW, #900, Wash., DC 20036-4019, 202/452-0620, www.nlada.org [11135]

September/October 2008

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  • "Expanding ther Vote: State Felont Disenfranchisement Reform, 1997-2008," by Ryan S. King (29 pp., Sept. 2008), is available (no price listed) from The Sentencing Project, 514 Tenth St. NW, #1000, Wash., DC 20004, 202/628-0871, www.sentencingproject.org [11049]

  • "Hate Thy Neighbor: Violent Racial Exclusion and the Persistence of Segregation," by Jeannine Bell, a 28-page article, appeared in Vol. 5, No. 4 (Fall 2007) of Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law -- part of a Symposium featuring over a dozen related pieces. Prof. Bell can be reached at Indiana Univ. School of Law, 211 S. Indiana Ave., Bloomington, IN 47405-7001, 812/856-5013, jeabell@indiana.edu [11104]

  • The Delinquent Girl, ed. Margaret A. Zahn (344 pp., 2008, $54.50), has been published by Temple Univ. Press, 800/447-1656, www.temple.edu/tempress [11053]

  • The Execution of Willie Francis: Race, Murder and the Search for Justice in the American South, by Gilbert King (324 pp., 2008, $26), has been published by Civitas Books. [11109]

  • "The Window of Opportunity Pre-Release Handbook," by Eddie B. Ellis who, at age 31, was released after 15 years behind bars, then produced this 52-page handbook in order to help others make the transition. It's $25, at eddieellis_ebe@yahoo.co, [11123]

  • Wrongful Conviction: International Perspectives on Miscarriages of Justice, eds. C. Ronaldq Huff & Martin Killias (312 pp., 2008, $59.50), has been published by Temple Univ. Press, 800/447-1656, www.temple.edu/tempress [11052]

July/August 2008

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  • "Cruel and Unusual: Sentencing 13-and 14-Year-Old Children to Die in Prison" (36 pp., Jamn. 2008) is available (no price listed) from Bryan Stevenson, Equal Justice Initiative, 122 Commerce St., Montgomery, AL 36104, 334/269-1803, www.eji.org [10946]

  • Race in the Courts: The Execution of Willie Francis - Race, Murden and the Search for Justice in the American South, by Gilbert King (324 pp., 2008, $26), has been published by Basic Civitas Books. [10999]

May/June 2008

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March/April 2008

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  • "Analysis of Rac ial Disparities in the New York Police Department's Stop, Question, and Frisk Policiies," by Greg Ridgewat (59 pp., 2007), a RAND report, is available (no price listed) from the author at RAND, 1776 Main St., PO Box 2138, Santa Monica, CA 90407-2138, 310/393-0411, x7734, "mailto:">Greg_Ridgeway@rand.org. The report finds that whites are stopped equally by police, but frisked less. [10762]

  • "Effects on Violence of Laws and Policies Facilitating the Trnasfer of Youth from the Juveile Justice to the Adult Justice System" (11 pp., Nov. 2007), a Report on Recommendations of the Task Force on Community Preventive Services of HHS' Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. It is the Nov. 30, 2007 edition of MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report -- showing that the adult system worsens juvenile recidivism. Available at www.cdc.gov/mmwr [10770]

  • "Hate Crime Reported by Victims and Police" (12 pp., Nov. 2005) shows the unevenness of hate crime reporting. It's a Dept. of Justice Bureau of Justice Statistics Special Report NCJ 209911, available at www.ojp.usdoj.gov [10771]

  • The Big Eddy Club: The Stocking Stranglings and Southern Justice, by David Rose (350 pp., 2007), has been published by The New Press -- deals with racism in the criminal justice system in Columbus, GA. [10779]

  • "The Vortex: The Concentrated Racial Impact of Drug Imprisonment and the Characteristics of Punitive Counties" is a 33-page, Dec. 2007 Justice Institute report, available from them at ______________________. [10786]

January/February 2008

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  • "America's Cradle to Prison Pipeline" (234 pp., Oct. 2007) is available (no price listed) from The Children's Defense Fund, 25 E St. NW, Wash., DC 20001, 202/628-8787, www.childrensdefense.org [10659]

  • "Education on Lockdown: The Schoolhouse to Jailhouse Track" (63 pp., March 2005) is available (no price given) from Advancement Project, 1730 M St. NW, #910, Wash., DC 20036, 202/728-9557, ap@advancementproject.org, www.advancementproject..org [10664]

  • "Jailing Juveniles: The Dangers of Incarcerating Youth in Adult Jails in America" (50 pp., Nov. 2007) is available (no price listed) from the Campaign for Youth Justice, www.campaignforhouthjustice.org [10663]

  • Perversion of Justice is a short documentary of one woman's struggle to raise her children from federal prison. Inf. at www.perversionofjustice.com/index.html [10678]

  • "Racial Impact Statements as a Means of Reducing Unwarranted Sentencing Disparities," by Marc Mauer (27 pp.), appeared in the Fall 2007 (Vol. 5, No. 1) issue of Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law. Reprints available (likely free) from The Sentencing Project, 514 Tenth St., #1000, Wash., DC 20004, 202/628-0871, aboone@sentencingproject.org, www.,sentencingproject.org [10733]

  • "Transitional Jobs for Ex-Prisoners" (Dec. 2007) is available (possibly free) from MDRC, ADDRESS TK, NYC, NYXXXX, 212/XXXXX [10693]

  • "Unlocking America: Why and How to Reduce America's Prison Population" (32 pp., Nov. 2007) is avaialble (possibly free) from the JFA Institute, 5 Walter Houp Ct. NE, Wash., DC 20002, 301/656-0348, www.jfa-associates.com [10662]

  • "Where Are the Men? The Impact of Incarceration and Re-entry on African-American Men and their Children and Families" (2007) has been released by Atlanta-based Community Voices: Healthcare for the Underserved & the Natl. Ctr. for Primary Care at the Morehouse School of Medicine. Downloadable at www.communityvoices.org [10708]

November/December 2007

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  • ""The Hidden Problem of Time Served in Prison," by Marc Mauer, dealing the with increasing length of prison sentences, appeared in Social Research, Vol. 74 (Summer 2007). Reprints may be available from the author at The Sentencing Project, 514 10th St. NW, #1000, Wash., DC 20004, 202/628-0871 CHK [10593]

  • "A 25-Year Quagmire: The War on Drugs and Its Impact on American Society," by Marc Mauer & Ryan S. King (30 pp., Sept. 2007) is available (no price given) from The Sentencing Project, 514 10th St. NW, #1000, Wash., DC 20004, 202/628-0871, www.sentencingproject.org [10564]

  • "Changing Direction? State Sentencing Reforms 2004-2006," by Ryan S. King (2007), is available (no price given) from The Sentencing Project, 514 Tenth St. NW, #1000, Wash., DC 20004, 202/628-0871, staff@sentencingproject.org, www.sentencingproject.org [10607]

  • "Education and Safety" is an Aug. 2007 Justice Policy Institute brief -- the first of four that will focus on the effects of positive social investments on public safety. Available at www.justicepolicy.org/content/php?hmID=1811&smID=1581&ssmID=61 [10621]

  • "Saving Futures, Saving Dollars: The Impact of Education on Crime Reduction and Earnings" is available at www.all4ed.org/publications/SavingFutures.pdf [10622]

  • The Youth & Police Initiative: Reducing Violence Through Police/Youth Problem Solving is a program implemented by police departments in Baltimore, Boston, Yonkers and White Plains (NY). Inf. from Policy Commissioner Frank Straub of White Plains, 914/422-6350, fstraub@ci.white-plains.ny.us. A YPI brochure is downloadable at www.nafi.com/YouthandPoliceInitiativeBrochure.opdf [10562]

September/October 2007

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  • "Civil Legal Aid in the United States -- An Update for 2007," by Alan Houseman (30 pp., Aug. 2007), is available (likely free) from the Center for Law & Social Policy, 1015 15th St. NW, #400, Wash., DC 20005, 202/906-8000, www.clasp.org [10513]

  • "Early Childhood Lead Exposure Can in Result in Juvenile and Adult Criminal Behavior" is the conclusion of a 2007 study by Rick Nevin of the Center for Healthy Housing. Available under "What's New" at www.centerforhealthyhousing.org [10487]

  • "The Persistent Problem of Racial Disparities in the Federall Death Penalty" (8 pp., June 2007), from the ACLU Capital Punishment Project and the Racial Justice Project, is available at www.aclu.org [10484]

  • "Uneven Justice: State Rates of Incarceration by Race and Ethnicitiy," by Marc Mauer & Ryan S. King (23 pp., July 2007), is available (no priced given) from The Sentencing Project, 514 10th St. NW, #1000, Wash., DC 20004, 202/628-0871, www.sentencingproject.org [10483]

July/August 2007

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  • "Impact and Cost-Benefit Analysis of the Maryland Reentry Partnership Initiative," a 2007 Urban Inst. report, is available (no price listed) from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/261-5709. [10448]

  • "Informing and Engaging Communities Through Reentry Mapping" a 2007 Urban Inst. report, is available (no price listed) from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/261-5709. [10449]

  • "The Housing Landscape for Returning Prisoners in the District," a 2007 Urban Inst. report, analyzes Wash., DC neighborhoods that have high rates of returning prisoners and the types of housing & housing support services available in these neighborhoods. Available (no price listed) from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/261-5709. [10447]

May/June 2007

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  • American Furies: Crime, Punishment, and Vengeance in the Age of Mass Imprisonment, by Sasha Abramsky (2007) is a new (2007) Demos book, published by ,($25.95) www.americanfuries.com [10299]

  • "Contacts Between Policed and the Public, 2005: Findings from the 2002 National Survey," by Matthew R. Durose, Erica L. Smith & Patrick A. Langan, showing that while Black, Hispanic and white drivers are equally likely to be pulled over by police, African Americans and Hispanics are much more likely to be searched and arrested, is available from the US Dept. of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics, www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/pub/pdf/cpp05.pdf [10342]

  • Fighting for Life in the Death-Belt is a 52-min. documentary on the work o Stephen Bright and the Southern Center for Human Rights. Inf. from the Ctr., 83 Poplar St., Atlanta, GA 30303, www.schr.org [10286]

  • "The Housing Landscape for Returning Prisoners in the District," by Caterina Gouvis Roman & Michael Kane is a 2007 report, available (likely free) from The Urban Institute, 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/261-5709, paffairs@ui.urban.org [10318]

March/April 2007

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January/February 2007

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  • "A New Generation of Native Sons: Men of Color & the Prison-Industrial Complex," by Adolphus G. Belk, Jr. & Adolphus G. Belk, Jr. (47 pp., 2006), is available (no price listed) from the Health Policy Inst., Joint Ctr. for Political & Economic Studies, 1090 Vermont Ave. NW, #1100, Wash., DC 20005, 202/789-6366, www.jointcenter.org [10170]

  • "Creating More Victims: How Executions Hurt the Families Left Behind," by Susannah Sheffer & Renny Cushing (26 pp., Dec. 2006), from Murder Victims' Families for Human Rights, is available at www.nacdl.org/public.nsf/defenseupdates/deathpenalty003/$FILE/MVFHReport.pdf [10134]

  • Education Not Incarceration "consists of youth, educators, parents, and concerned community members who are challenging the prison industrial complex and reprioritizing our resources to create comprehnsive and equitable education for all people." 3280 Marcom Ave., Oakland, CA 94619, 510533-3204, www.ednotinc.org [10153]

  • Freedomways is the bimonthly newsletter of the Prison & Jail Project, PO Box 6749, Americus, GA 31709, 229/928-2080, = "mailto:pjp@sowwega.net">pjp@sowwega.net [10154]

  • "How the Juvenile Justice System Reduces Life Options for Minority Youth," by Edgar S. Cahn (48 pp., 2006), a Dellums Commission Report, is available (no price listed) from the Health Policy Inst., Joint Ctr. for Political & Economic Studies, 1090 Vermont Ave. NW, #1100, Wash., DC 20005, 202/789-6366, www.jointcenter.org [10174]

  • "Prison Statistics," by Paige M. Harrison, Allen J. Beck & Allen J. Beck (13 pp., Nov. 2006), from the US Dept. of Justice Office of Justice Programs, is available at www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/pub/pdf/p05.pdf [10127]

  • Race to Incarcerate, by Marc Mauer (revised edition, 2006), has been issued by New Press, 866/366-9625, www.sentencingproject.org/ [10143]

  • ROOTS is a program for youth impacted by incarceration, run by Community Works, 1605 Bonita Ave., Berkeley, CA 94709, 510/486-2340. Their brochure contains an 8-point Bill of Rights for children of incarcerated parents. www.community-works-ca.org [10145]

  • "The Dangers of Detention: The Impact of Incarcerating Youth in Detention & Other Secure Facilities," by Barry Holman & Jason Zeidenberg (20 pp., Nov. 2006), from The Justice Policy Institute, is available at www.justicepolicy.org/reports_jl/11-28-06_dangers/dangers_of_detention_report.pdf [10135]

November/December 2006

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  • "A 2006 study on the violence in the lives of homeless women" is available at www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/grants/211976.pdf [10061]

  • "A New Generation of Native Sons: Men of Color & the Prison-Industrial Complex," by Adolphus G. Belk, Jr. (47 pp., 2006), a Dellums Commn. Report, is available (possibly free) from the Jt. Ctr. Health Policy Inst., 1090 Vermont Ave. NW, #1100, Wash., DC 20005, www.jointcenter.org. [10001]

  • "And Injustice For All: Workers' Lives in the Reconstruction of New Orleans," by Judith Browne-Dianis, Jennifer Lai, Marielena Hincapie & Saket Soni (76 pp., July 2006), jointly published by Advancement Project, Natl. Immigration Law Ctr. & New Orleans Worker Justice Coal., is available (no price given) from Advancement Project, 1730 M St. NW, #910, Wash., DC 20036, 202/728-9557, ap@advancementproject.org [10062]

  • "Incarceration and Crime: A Complex Relationship" (2006) is available (free) from The Sentencing Project, 514 Tenth St., #1000, Wash., DC 20004, 202/628-0871, www.sentencingproject.org [10049]

  • Race to Incarcerate, by Marc Mauer (revised second edition, 2006), has been issued by New Press, 866/366-9625, www.sentencingproject.org [10050]

  • "Saving Futures, Saving Dollars: The Impact of Education on Crime Reduction and Earnings," an Alliance for Excellent Education issue brief, is available (possibly free) from them, 1201 Conn. Ave. NW, #901, Wash., DC 20036, 202/828-0828, Alliance@all4ed.org. www.all4ed.org/publications/SavingFutures.pdf/ [10012]

September/October 2006

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  • After Innocence a documentary that tells the story of 7 men released from prison after decades after DNA evidence proved their innocence. It will premiere on Oct. 19, likely 8:30 pm, but check local listings. Contact Working Films, 602 S. Fifth Ave., Wilmington, NC 28401, 910/342-9000, mramey@workingfilms.org, www.workingfilms.org [9923]

  • "Confronting Confinement" (June 2006) deals with violence & abuse in US jails & prisons, with recommendations. From the Commn. on Safety & Abuse in America's Prisons, available at www.vera.org/project1_1.asp?section_id=3&project_id=75 [9948]

  • "Employment=Focused Programs for Ex-Prisoners: What Have We Learned, What Are We Learning, and Where Should We Go From Here?," by Dan Bloom (28 pp., 2006), a Manpower Development Research Corp. report, is available at www.mdrc.org/publications/435/overview.html [9949]

  • Locked Out: Felon Disenfranchisement & American Democracy, by Jeff Manza & Christopher Uggen (384 pp., 2006, $26.95), has been published by Oxford Univ. Press, www.oup.com/us/ [9950]

July/August 2006

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  • Race to Incarcerate, by Marc Mauer has just been published in a revised edition (2006, $15.95). Contact The Sentencing Project, 202/628-0871, gali@sentencingproject.org, www.sentencingproject.org [9837]

  • "Shortchanging Security: How Poor Training, Low Pay & Lack of Job Protection for Security Guards Undermine Public Safety in New York City," by Nancy Rankin & Mark Levitan (46 pp., May 2006), is available (no price given) from the Community Service Society of NY, 105 E. 22 St., NYC, NY 10010, 212/254-8900, www.cssny.org/pdfs/ShortchangingSecurity.pdf [9848]

May/June 2006

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  • "The Power of Work: The Center for Employment Opportunities Comprehensive Prisoner Reentry Program" (27 pp., March 2006) is available (possibly free) from MDRC, 16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY 10016-4326, 212/532-3200, www.mdrc.org [9768]

March/April 2006

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January/February 2006

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  • "Every Door Closed: Barriers Facing Parents with Criminal Records -- An Action Agenda" ( date tk) is a series ot 8 Fact Sheets, prepared by the Ctr. for Law & Social Policy (headed by former PRRAC Bd. member Alan Houseman) & Communnity Legal Services (Phila.)
    Available (no price listed) from CLASP, 1015 15th St. NW, #400, Wash., DC 20005, 202/906-8000, www.clasp,org [9686]

  • "Incarceration and Crime: A Complex Relationship" (8 pp., 2005) is available from The Sentencing Project, 514 10th St. NW, #1000, Wash., DC 20004, 202/628-0871, = "mailto:aboone@sentencingproject.org"> www.sentencingproject.org [9689]

  • "Sentencing with Discretion: Crack Cocaine Sentencing After Booker" is a Jan. 2006 report from The Sentencing Project, on the results of the Supreme Court's 2005 decision striking down mandatory application of federal sentencing guidelines as unconstitutional (but keeping them intact by requiring that they be consulted in an advisory capacity). Available from the Project, 514 10th St. NW, #1000, Wash., DC 20004, 202/628-0871; downloadable at www.sentencingproject.org/pdfs/crackcocaine-afterbooker.pdf [9678]

November/December 2005

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  • "Dismantilingf the School-to-Prison Pipeline" is a 14-page, 2005 pamphlet, available (possibly free) from the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, 99 Hudson St., #1600, NYC, NY 10013, 212/965-2200,school2prison@naacpldf.org, naacpldf.org [9598]

  • "Pathway D: Walking Through the Valley," (88 pp., 2005) is one of a series of Faith & Life Resources -- "A Peace Journey for Congregations" -- Topic Three is "All God's People: Confronting Racism"; Topic Five is "Restorative Justice: Responding to Crime." Available (no price listed) from the Mennonite Publishing Network, Scottsdale, PA 15683, 800/245-7894. [9613]

September/October 2005

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  • Advancement Project has launched a new blog designed to keep people informed "on the latest racial justice issues such as: voting rights, educational opportunities, immigrant rights, criminal justice, economic justice and policing -- www.justdemocracyblog.org [9545]

  • "Chicago Communities and Prisoner Reentry," by Jill Farrell & Christy Visher (2005), is available from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/261-5709, www.urban,org [9553]

  • "On the Power of Restorative Justice" is the title of a transcript of a May 2005 Drum Major Institute forum featuring long-time San Francisco Sheriff Michael Hennessey and several commentators (including Rev. James Forbes, Jr. of Riverside Church, Kings County District Attorney Charles Hynes & NYC Dept. of Corrections Commissioner Martin Horn. Copies of the 37-page document are available (possibly free) from the Inst., 110 E. 59 St., 28th flr., NYC, NY 10022, 212/909-9663, drummajorinstitute.org [9547]

  • "Pathway D: Walking Through the Valley," an 88-page, 2005 is one of a series of Faith & Life Resources -- "A Peace Journey for Congregtions" -- Topic Three is "All God's People: Confronting Racism"; Topic Five is "Restorative Justice: Responding to Crime." Available (no price listed) from the Mennonite Publishing Network, Scottdale, PA 15683, 800/245-7894. [9549]

  • "Prisoner Reentry in Illinois" (2005) is available (likely free) from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/261-5709, www.urban.org [9556]

  • "Race and Incarceration in Delaware: A Preliminary Consideration," by Thomas P. Eichler (27 pp., n.d. [2005] has been published by the Delaware Center for Justice and Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League. Available (possibly free) from the author, teichler@nemours.org [9526]

  • "Report on Hates Crimes and Violence Against People Experiencing Homelessness in 2004," a 2005 National Coalition for the Homeless report, can be found at www.nationalhomeless.org/hatecrimes/index.html [9566]

July/August 2005

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  • Critical Resistance "seeks to build an international movement to end the prison industrial complex by challenging the the belief that caging and controlling people makes us safe." Natl. office (regional offices in Brooklyn & New Orleans) is at 1904 Franklin St., #504, Oakland, CA 94612, 510/444-0484, crnational@criticalresistance.org, www.criticalresistance.org [9492]

  • "Focus on Prisoner Re-entry: Life After Lockup," by Violet Law, appeared in the Jan./Feb. 2005 issue ofShelterforce, downloadable at www.nhi.org/online/issues/139/afterlockup.html [9483]

May/June 2005

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  • "Caught in the Net: The Impact of Drug Policies on Women and Families" (61 pp. + notes, April 2005), a joint publication of the ACLU, Break the Chains: Communities of Color and the War on Drugs, and The Brennan Center at NYU School of Law, is available (no price listed) from Lendra Lapidus of the ACLU Women's Rights Proj., 125 Broad St., 18th flr., NYC, NY 10004-2400, 212/549-2668, llapidus@aclu.org, www.aclu.org [9405]

  • Defending Justice is a 264-page, 2005 Resource Kit (overview articles, factsheets, Q&A's, organizing advice), availablr ($10 + s/h) from Political Research Associates, 1310 Broadway, #201, Somerville, MA 02144-1731, 617/666-5300, www.defendingjustice.org [9393]

  • "Does Parole Work? Analyzing the Impact of Postprison Supervision on Rearrest Outcomes," by Amy Solomon, Vera Kachnowski & Avinash Bhati (2005), is available from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/833-7200, www.urban.org [9422]

  • "Education on Lockdown: The Schoolhouse to Jailhouse Track" is a 2005 report from the Advancement Project (focusing on Denver, Chicago and Palm Beach County, FL); available from the Project, 1730 M St. NW, #910, Wash., DC 20036, [9394]

  • "Report of the Re-Entry Policy Council: Charting the Safe &Successful Return of Prisoners to the Community" is a 600-page 2005 report from the Council on State Governments & 10 partners. Sections viewable, or ordering inf. at www.reentrypolicy.org [9389]

March/April 2005

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  • Juvenile Drug Courts & Teen Substance Abuse, eds. Jeffrey Butts & John Roman (2004), has been published by Urban Inst. Press, 202/261-5709, paffairs@ui.urban.org [9213]

  • "No Second Chance: People with Criminal Records Denied Access to Public Housing" (101 pp., 2004) is available (no price listed) from Human Rights Watch, 350 Fifth Ave., 34th flr., NYC, NY 10118-3299, 212/290-4700, www.hrw.org [9269]

  • "Racial Disparity in Sentencing: A Review of the Literature" (Jan. 2005), from The Sentencing Project, is available at www.sentencingproject.org/pdfs/5007.pdf [9267]

  • "The Forgotten Population: A Look at Death Row in the US Through the Experiences of Women" (28 pp., Dec. 2004), from the ACLU and AFSC, is available (possibly free) from the ACLU Women's Rights Proj., 125 Broad St., 18th flr., NYC, NY 10004-2400, 212/549-2644, www.aclu.org/WomensRights/WomensRightslist.cfm?c=171 [9264]

  • The Mississippi Center for Justice was founded in June 2002 by civil rights advocates, trial lawyers, social service advocates & others "committed to pursuing systemic advocacy strategies that combat discrimination & poverty in Mississippi." Areas of work include education, foster care, the criminal justice system, voting rights, health care, immigrants, housing. Inf. from the Ctr., 736 N. Congress St., Jackson, MS 39202, 601/352-2269, www.mscenterforjustice.org [9230]

January/February 2005

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  • "Ending Racial Profiling of African-Americans in the Selective Enforcement of Law: In Search of Viable Remedies," by Floyd Weatherspoon appeared in the Summer 2004 Univ. of Pittsburgh Law Review. Reprints of the 41-page article may be available from Prof. Witherspoon, Capital Univ. Law School, 303 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215-3200, 614/236-6500, www.law.capital.edu [9129]

  • "Illegal to be Homeless: The Criminalization of Homelessness in the US" is a 2004 report from the Natl. Coal. for the Homeless. It surveys current laws and practices and identifies the 5 "meanest" cities: Little Rock, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Las Vegas & Gainesville. CA is the "meanest" state, followed by FL, HI & TX. Available at http://nationalhomeless.org/civilrights/crim2003/index.html [9161]

  • "Prisoner Reentry & Community Policing: Strategies for Enhancing Public Safety," by Karen Beckman, Kenneth L. Johnson, Amy Solomon & Jeremy Travis (2004), is available from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/261-5709, paffairs@ui.urban.org [9158]

  • "The Urban Inst. Reentry Mapping Network" addresses the challenges of ex-prisoners returning to society, focusing on partner sites (Denver, Hartford, Indianapolis, Louisville, San Diego, Seattle, Des Moines, Milwaukee, Oakland, Providence, DC, Winston-Salem). Inf. from the Justice Policy Ctr. at the Inst., 202/261-5709, paffairs@ui.urban.org, www.jpc.urban.org/reentry [9222]

  • "Triple-Decker Disenfranchisement: First-Person Accounts of Losing the Right to Vote among Poor, Homeless Americans with a Felony Conviction" (19 pp., Nov. 2004) is available from The Sentencing Proj., 514 10th St. NW, #1000, Wash., DC 20004, 202/628-0871, www.sentencingproject.org/pdfs/mcardinale.pdf [9167]

November/December 2004

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  • "Innocence and the Crisis in the American Death Penalty," by Richard C. Dieter (61 pp., Sept. 2004), a Death Penalty Inf. Ctr. report, is available from the Ctr., www.deathpenaltyinfo.org [9081]

  • "Lost Opportunities: The Reality of Latinos in the U.S. Criminal Justice System" an Oct. 2004, 147-page report from the Natl. Council of La Raza, is available ($20) from NCLR, 202/785-1670; downloadable free if you register online with NCLR. [9043]

  • "Political Punishment" a 2004 study by the Family Life Ctr., found that 20% of African-Amer. males in RI, and as many as 40% in some Providence neighborhoods, cannot vote due to felony disenfranchisement. Inf./copies from The Sentencing Proj., staff@sentencingproject.org, www.sentencingproject.org [9060]

  • "Purged!" an Oct. 2004 report from ACLU, Right to Vote & Demos CONTACT INF TK [9082]

  • "The Vanishing Black Electorate: Felony Disenfranchisement in Atlanta, Georgia" (Sept. 2004) is available from The Sentencing Proj., www.sentencingproject.org/pdfs/atlanta-report.pdf [9057]

September/October 2004

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  • "Reforming Corrections" is a 350-page, 2004 report on California's prison system, which it characterizes as "dysfunctional" in recommending wholesale reforms.The report emanates from a 40-member panel appointed by Gov. Schwarzenegger and chaired by ex-Gov. George Deukmejian. Available at www.report.cpr.ca.gov/corr/index.htm [8997]

  • "Reforming the Police: Racial Differences in Public Support for Change," by Ronald Weitzer & Steven A. Tuch a 26-page article, appeared in the May 2004 issue of Criminology. Reprints may be available from Prof. Weitzer, weitzer@gwu.edu [8974]

  • Schools and Prisons: Fifty Years after Brown v. Board of Education is a 6-page, 2004 report from The Sentencing Proj. Contact Marc Mauer at the Proj., 514 10th St. NW, Wash., DC 20004, 202/628-0871, mauer@sentencingproject.org for a copy. [8953]

July/August 2004

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  • "After Prison: Roadblocks to Reentry" (2004?) is available from the Legal Action Ctr., 153 Waverly Pl., NYC, NY 10014; available online: www.lac.org/lac/ [8843]

  • "Firearms Deaths among Children & Teens in 2000 and 2001" is the subject of a 2004 Children's Defense Fund report. Contact cdfcampaign@childrensdefense.org [8830]

  • "Hate, Violence & Death on Main Street USA" is the 5th in an annual series, from the Natl Coal. for the Homeless, tracking hate crimes against the homeless. Available at www.nationalhomeless.org/hatecrimes [8835]

May/June 2004

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  • "Felon Disenfranchisement: A Policy Whose Time Has Passed?," by Marc Mauer appeared in the Winter 2004 issue of Human Right, the Amer. Bar Assn. journal. Available from the author, 202/628-0871, mauer@sentencingproject.org [8703]

  • "From the Prison Track to the College Track" is a 2004 report examining pathways to postsecondary success for out-of-school youth. www.jff.org/jff/newsroom/PR/2004/PR_4_14_2004.html [8675]

  • "Race, Class and the Development of Criminal Justice Policy," by Marc Mauer appeared in Review of Policy Research (2004); available from the author, 202/628-0871, mauer@sentencingproject.org [8704]

  • "Schools and Prisons: 50 Years After Brown v. Board of Education" (April 2004), from the Sentencing Project, finds there are now nine times as many African Americans in prison or jail since 1954; 52% of black men in their early 30s who are high school dropouts have a prison record. www.sentencingproject.org/bvb.cfm [8695]

  • "The Meaning of 'Life': Long Prison Sentences in Context" is a 2004 report from The Sentencing Project, on the 127,000 persons -- 1 in every 11 persons in prison -- now serving a life sentence, at a potential cost of $1 million for each sentence. Available at www.sentencingproject.org/pdfs/lifers.pdf [8680]

  • "The New Landscape of Imprisonment: Mapping America's Prison Expansion," by Sarah Lawrence & Jeremy Travis is a 2004 report, available (possibly free) from The Urban Inst. 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/261-5709 www.urban.org [8677]

  • "The Social Cost of America's Race to Incarcerate," by Marc Mauer & Michael Coyle appeared in Journal of Religion & Spirituality in Social Work (2004). Available from the author, 202/628-0871, mauer@sentencingproject.org [8706]

March/April 2004

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  • "A Portrait of Prisoner Reentry in Texas," by Jamie Watson, Amy Solomon, Nancy G. La Vigne, Jeremy Travis, Meagan Funches & Barbara Parthasarathy is a 2004 Urban Inst. report, available at www.urban.org/url.cfm?ID=410972 [8498]

  • "Baltimore Prisoners' Experiences Returning Home," by Christy Visher, Vera Kachnowski, Nancy G. La Vigne & Jeremy Travis is a 2004 Urban Inst. report available at www.urban.org/url.cfm?ID=310946 [8503]

  • "Convictions & Doubts: Retribution, Representation & the Debate Over Felon Disenfranchisement," by Pamela Karlan is a 2004 working paper, available at papers.ssrn.com/paper.taf?abstract_id=484543 [8397]

  • "Disenfranchisement Rates for Women" is the subject of a 2004 briefing paper from The Sentencing Proj., downloadable at www.sentencingproject.org/pdfs/fvr-women.pdf [8565]

  • "Disenfranchisement Laws & Redistricting" is the subject of a Univ. Penn. Law Review article, by Rosanna Taormina, available at www/law.upenn.edu/lrev/Issues/152/issue1/Taormina.pdf [8566]

  • "Felon Disenfranchisement: A Policy Whose Time Has Passed?," by Marc Mauer appeared in the (2004?) Amer. Bar Assn. journal, Human Rights. Contact the author for a reprint, mauer@sentencingproject.org [8470]

  • "Outside the Walls: A National Snapshot of Community-Based Prisoner Reentry Programs," by Amy Solomon, Michelle Waul, Ashley Van Ness & Jeremy Travis (Jan. 2004), is available from The Urban Inst., 2100 M Street, NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/833-7200. [8500]

  • "Punishing at the Polls: The Case Against Disenfranchising Citizens With Felon Convictions," by Alec Ewald (2004) has been published by Demos; available at www.demos-usa.org/demos/Pubs/punishing_at_the_polls.pdf [8438]

  • South End Press has a Winter 2003/Spring 2004 Catalog: 7 Brookline St., #1, Cambridge, MA 02139-4146, 800/533-8478, www.southendpress.org [8579]

  • "The Locked Ballot Box: The Impact of State Criminal Disenfranchisement Laws on African American Voting Behavior & Implications for Reform," by Aman McLeod, Ismail White & Amelia Gavin appeared in the Fall 2003 Virginia Journal of Social Policy & the Law -- unavailable online. [8398]

  • The Right to Vote campaign has launched a new (2004) website on felony disenfranchisement. Right to Vote is a natl. collaboration of eight leading civil rts./civil liberties orgs. The new website is a source of inf., advocacy & technical asst., www.righttovote.org/ [8512]

  • "When 'Free' Means Losing Your Mother: The Collision of Child Welfare Policy & the Incarceration of Women in NY State" is a Jan. 2004 publication available (no price given) from The Correctional Assn. on NY, 135 E. 15 St., NYC, NY 10003, 212/254-5700, x300, www.correctionalassociation.org [8580]

January/February 2004

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November/December 2003

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  • "Disenfranchisement of Felons: The Modern-Day Voting Rights Challenge," by Marc Mauer appears in The Civil Rights Journal (2003), published by the US Commn. on Civil Rights, www.sentencingproject.org/pdfs/mauer-crj.pdf [8171]

  • "Every Door Closed: Barriers Facing Parents with Criminal Recors: An Action Agenda," by Amy Hirsch, Sharon M. Dietrich, Rue Landau, Peter D. Schneider, Irv Ackelsberg, Judith Bernstein-Baker & Joseph Hohenstein (Oct. 2003), is available (in Exec. Summary form as well) from the Ctr. for Law & Social Policy (headed by former PRRAC Bd. member Alan Houseman), 1015 15th St. NW, #400, Wash., DC 20005, 202/906-8000. 8 Fact Sheets based on this work are available from CLASP as well; downloadable at www.clasp.org/Pubs/Pubs_Legal [8125]

  • "Illegal to be Homeless" (80 pp., Aug. 2003) is available (possibly free) from the Natl. Coal. for the Homeless, 1012 14th St. NW, Wash., DC 20005, 202/737-6444, info@nationalhomeless.org, www.nationalhomeless.org [8057]

  • "Incarceration and Enfranchisement: International Practices, Impact & Recommendations for Reform" published (2003) by the Internatl. Fdn. for Election Systems, is available at www.ifes.org/research_comm/08_18_03_Manatt_Brandon_Rottinghaus.pdf [8170]

  • Practicing Social Justice, eds. John J. Stretch, Ellen M. Burkemper, William J. Hutchison & Jan Wilson (249 pp., 2003), has been published by Haworth Press, 800/429-6784. Among the chapters: "Building Bridges & Improving Racial Harmony: An Evaluation of the Bridges Across Racial Polarization Program"; "Social Justice & Welfare Reform: A Shift in Policy"; "The Homeless in Missouri"; "Immigrant & Refugee Communities: Resiliency, Trauma, Policy & Practice"; and PRRAC Exec. Dir. Chester Hartman's "The Race/Poverty Intersection: Will We Ever Achieve Liberty & Justice for All?" [8052]

  • Whose Vote Counts? is an hour-long radio documentary, with a major segment on felony disenfranchisement. Transcript & audiofile can be found at www.americanradioworks.org/features/voting/index.html [8078]

September/October 2003

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  • "A Portrait of Prisoner Reentry in Maryland," by Nancy G. La Vigne & Vera Kachnowski (68 pp., March 2003), an Urban Inst. report, is downloadable at www.urban/org/url.cfm?ID=410655 [7963]

  • "Prison & Jail Inmates at Midyear 2002," by Paige M. Harrison & Jennifer C. Karberg a 14-page, April 2003 Bureau of Justice Statistics Bulletin, is available at www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/pub/pdf/pjim02.pdf [8011]

  • "Prisoners in 2002," by Paige M. Harrison & Allen J. Beck a 14-page, July 2003 Bureau of Justice Statistics Bulletin, is available at www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/pub/pdf/p02.pdf [8010]

July/August 2003

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  • "Comparative International Rates of Incarceration" Marc Mauer of The Sentencing Project testified before the US Commm. on Civil Rights, June 20, 2003. Copy available on the Project's website, or through Marc, 202/628-0871, mauer@sentencingproject.org. [7890]

  • "Jail-Based Voter Registration Campaigns" is a new (2003) disenfranchisement organizing tool. Available on The Sentencing Proj. website: www.sentencingproject.org/pubs/jail-based.pdf [7925]

  • "Race, Poverty & American Tort Awards: Evidence from 3 Datasets," by Eric Helland & Alexander Tabarrok appeared in the Jan. 2003 Journal of Legal Studies (Vol. 32, No. 1). Surprisingly, the study finds that the average tort award increases as black & Hispanic county population rates increase and especially as black & Hispanic county poverty rates increase, mason.gmu.edu.atabarro/TabarrokPublishedPapers.html [7895]

May/June 2003

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March/April 2003

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  • "An Empirical Analysis of Maryland's Death Sentencing System With Respect to the Influence of Race & Legal Jurisdiction," by Raymond Paternoster & Robert Brame (41 pp. + Atts., 2003[?]), is downloadable at www.urhome.umd.edu/newsdesk/pdf/finalrep.pdf. Prof. Paternoster is on the Univ. of Maryland Criminology faculty, and the study was commissioned by the state. [7438]

  • "Big Prisons, Small Towns: Prison Economics in Rural America" (2003) has been published by The Sentencing Project. Downloadable from www.sentencingproject.org/news/ruralprisons.pdf. [7477]

  • "From Prison to Home" is a (2003?) collection of conference papers, available (likely free) from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/261-5709, paffairs@ui.urban.org; downloadable at http://www.urban.org/url.cfm?ID=410527 [7544]

  • "State-Based Advocacy on Felony Disenfranchisement" is a 2003(?) organizing resource, from The Sentencing Project, analyzing successful campaigns in CT, DE & MD. Available at www.sentencingproject.org/news/state-based.pdf. [7456]

  • The Disenfranchisement Restoration Process in Florida is the subject of a newspiece (2002) in the New Times Broward-Palm Beach; available at www.newtimesbpb.com/issues/2002-12-26/feature.html/l/index/html. [7567]

  • The Northwestern Univ. Inst. for Policy Research has available its Fall 2002 Working Papers catalogue. Topics include "Poverty, Race & Inequality," "Educational Policy," "Child, Adolescent & Family Studies," "Law & Justice Studies." [7537]

  • "Unequal Protection," by Stephen James on prosecutor misconduct targeted to indigent & low-income defendants, appeared in the Jan. 2, 2003 Sacramento News & Review; downloadable at http://www.newsreview.com/issues/sacto/2003-01-02/news2.asp. [7501]

January/February 2003

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November/December 2002

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  • A Racial Profiling Data Collection Resource Ctr. has been established by the Northeastern Univ. Inst. on Race & Justice, racialprofilinganalysis@neu.edu. www.racialprofilinganalysis.neu.edu. [7195]

  • "Aftercare as Afterthought: Re-entry & the California Youth Authority" commissioned by the Calif. State Senate and conducted by the Ctr. on Juvenile & Criminal Justice, was released Oct. 2002. Exec. Summary & full report available from Deborah Vargas, 415/621-5661. [7278]

  • "Cellblocks or Classrooms? The Funding of Higher Education & Corrections & Its Impact on African American Men" (14 pp., Sept. 2002) is available from the Justice Policy Inst., 4455 Conn. Ave. NW, #B-500, Wash., DC 20008, www.justicepolicy.org. [7204]

  • "Distorted Priorities: Drug Offenders in State Prisons," by Ryan S. King & Marc Mauer (17 pp., Sept. 2002), is available (possibly free) from The Sentencing Project, 514 10th St. NW, #1000, Wash., DC 20004, 202/628-0871, staff@sentencingproject.org, www.sentencingproject.org. [7227]

  • Invisible Punishment: The Collateral Consequences of Mass Imprisonment, eds. Marc Mauer & Meda Chesney-Lind (368 pp., 2002), is available from 800/233-4830. [7194]

  • "Liberating the Voices: Fighting Immigrant Prisons in the Southwest" (8 pp., 2002) "details the strategies used to combat expansion of the private prison industry & the scapegoating of immigrants." Available (likely free) from Border Action Network (new name of the Southwest Alliance to Resist Militarization), PO Box 384, Tucson, AZ 85702, 520/623-4944, ban@borderaction.org, www.borderaction.org. [7277]

  • Prison Legal News is a 12-year-old monthly; subs are $18 (prisoners), $25 others. PLN, 2400 NW 80th St., #148, Seattle, WA 98117-4449, 206/246-1022. www.prisonlegalnews.org. [7054]

  • "Prisoners Over Pupils" is a 2002 report documenting that from 1985-2002 state spending on corrections was nearly double that of higher education. Available at www.alternet.org/?IssueAreaID=33. [7173]

  • "The Homeless Court Program: Taking the Court to the Streets," by Steve Binder is a 2002 manual, from the Amer. Bar Assn. Commn. on Homelessness & Poverty, documenting a successful, innovative San Diego program to assist people experiencing homelessness with their legal problems in a non-punitive manner. $15 from the Commn., 202/662-1694, homeless@abanet.org. [7202]

  • The Moratorium Campaign is the newsletter of the organization that bears that name (chaired by Sr. Helen Prejean), focusing on the death penalty: PO Box 13727, New Orleans, LA 70185, info@MoratoriumCampaign.org, www.MoratoriumCampaign.org. [7249]

  • "Understanding the Crime Decline," by Jeremy Travis & Michelle Waul an Aug. 2002 Urban Inst. report, is available at www.urban.org/url.cfm?ID=7834. [7261]

September/October 2002

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  • "Barriers to Democratic Participation: Prisoner Reentry & the Institutions of Civil Society -- Bridges & Barriers to Successful Reintegration," by Christopher Uggen (17 pp., March 2002), is available (possibly free) from the author, Dept. Sociology, Univ. MN, 267 19th Ave. S., #909, Mpls., MN 55455, uggen@atlas.socsci.umn.edu. [7050]

  • "Every Door Closed: Barriers Facing Parents with Criminal Records" is a joint report from the Ctr. for Law & Social Policy & Community Legal Services of Phila. Available at www.clasp.org/pubs/claspupdate/Clasp_update0702.pdf. [7062]

  • "Perceptions of Racial Profiling: Race, Class & Personal Experience," by Ronald Weitzer & Steven A. Tuch appeared in Vol. 40, No. 2 (2002) of Criminology. Reprints of the 22-page article are available from Prof. Weitzer, Dept. Sociology, George Washington Univ., 2129 G St NW, Wash., DC 20052, 202/994-6345, weitzer@gwu.edu. [7056]

  • "¿Dónde está la justicia? A Call to Action on Behalf of Latino & Latina Youth in the US Justice System," by Francisco A. Villarruel & Nancy E. Walker (117 pp., July? 2002) is available (free) from the Youth Law Ctr., 1010 Vermont Ave. NW #310, Wash., DC 20005, 202/637-0377. www.buildingblocksforyouth.org/orderform1.html. [6985]

July/August 2002

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  • "Every Door Closed: Barriers Facing Parents with Criminal Records," by Sharon M. Dietrich, Rue Landau, Peter D. Schneider, Irv Ackelsberg, Jared Bernstein & Joseph Hohenstein (May 2002), is available on the Ctr. for Law & Social Policy website: www.clasp.org/pubs/legalservices/Every_Door_Closed.pdf. [6777]

  • "Life Sentences: Denying Welfare Benefits to Women Convicted of Drug Offenses," by Patricia Allard (31 pp., Feb. 2002), is available (no price listed) from The Sentencing Project, 514 10th St. NW, #1000, Wash., DC 20004, 202/628-0871, staff@sentencingproject.org. www.sentencingproject.org [6758]

  • The Inst. for Policy Research of Northwestern Univ. has available its 2001-2002 publications catalog, listing studies on Poverty/Race/Inequality, Child/Adolescent/Families, Law/Social Justice, Health, Urban. 2040 Sheridan Rd., Evanston, IL 60208, 847/491-3395. www.northwestern.edu/IPR [6882]

  • "Youth, Guns & the Juvenile Justice System," by Jeffrey Butts, Mark Coggeshall, Caterina Gouvis, Daniel Mears, Jeremy Travis, Michelle Waul & Ruth White is available on the Urban Inst. website: www.urban.org, paffairs@ui.urban.org. [6813]

May/June 2002

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  • "Disparity in the Cuyahoga County [OH] Juvenile Justice System" (8 pp., Feb. 2002) is available (possibly free) from The Citizens of Cuyahoga Cty. Ombudsman Office, 2800 Euclid Ave., #207, Cleveland, OH 44115, 216/696-2710. [5613]

  • Felony Disenfranchisement A packet of materials on this important issue is available from Marc Mauer at The Sentencing Project, 514 10th St. NW, #1000, Wash., DC 20004, 202/628-0871, staff@sentencingproject.org. www.sentencingproject.org [5615]

  • Policing the National Body: Race, Gender & Criminalization, eds. Jael Silliman & Anannya Bhattacharejee is a 2002 South End Press volume. Further details on the book, ordering inf. from www.southendpress.org. [5565]

  • "Reported Bias Motivated Incidents in NW Indiana: A Preliminary Examination of Newspaper Accounts from Jan. 1, 1990 to Dec. 31, 2001" (34 pp., Feb. 2002) is available (possibly free) from the Valparaiso Univ. Comm. Outreach Partnership Ctr., 28 Huegli Hall, Valparaiso, IN 48383-6493, 219/464-6948, kaytie.frey@valpo.edu. [5655]

  • "The Missing Link in State Justice Communities: The Capacity in Each State for State Level Advocacy, Coordination & Support," by Alan Houseman (Nov. 2001), is available from the Ctr. on Law & Social Policy: www.clasp.org/pubs/legalservices;Missing%20Link.pdf. [5661]

  • "Youth, Guns & the Juvenile Justice System" is a 2002(?) report, available from the Justice Policy Ctr. of The Urban Inst. Available at www.urban.org. Contact them as well for inf. on the Institute's Program on Youth Justice: JPC@ui.urban.org. [5563]

March/April 2002

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  • "Calvert-Henderson Quality of Life Indicators: A New Tool for Assessing Natonal Trends," eds. Hazel Henderson, Jon Lickerman & Patrice Flynn (392 pp., 2000) is available ($19.95) from Flynn Research, PO Box 726, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425, 304/728-9499 www.FlynnResearch.com [4694]

  • "Illegal To Be Homeless: The Criminalization of Homelessness in the US" is available ($25) from the Natl. Coal. for the Homeless, 1012 14th St. NW, #600, Wash., DC 20005, 202/737-6444; downloadable from www.natonalhomeless.org [4777]

  • "Principles for Evaluating Comprehensive Community Initiatives," by David Chavis, Kien Lee & Elizabeth Jones (27 pp., June 2001) is available ($12) from the Natl. Funding Collaborative on Violence Prevention, 815 15th St. NW, #801, Wash., DC 20005, 202/393-7731 nfcvp@nfcvp.org www.peacebeyondviolence.org [4727]

  • "Why There Is So Much Error in Capital Cases & What Can Be Done About It" is Part II of "A Broken System," by Prof. James S. Liebman of Columbia Univ. Law School and his colleagues. The 138-page report is downloadable, or contact Prof. Liebman at Columbia, NYC, NY 10027 www.justice.pollcy.net/cjreform/dpstudy [4712]

January/February 2002

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  • "Prisoner Reentry in Perspective," by William Sabol & James Lynch is Crime Policy Report 3 (2001), available on The Urban Inst. website: www.urban.org, paffairs@ui.urban.org. [4099]

  • "The Incarceration Generation: When Parents Go to Prison, What Happens to Their Children?," by Vesla M. Weaver is a 2-page article in the Sept. 2001 issue of Focus, the monthly magazine of the Jt. Ctr. for Political & Econ. Studies, 1090 Vermont Ave. NW, #1100, Wash., DC 20005-4928, 202/789-3500. [4148]

  • Where Are All the Young Men & Women of Color?, by Melvin Delgado (292 pp., 2001?, $22.50), has been published by Columbia Univ. Press, 61 W. 62 St., NYC, NY 10023, 212/459-0600, www.columbia.edu/cu/cup. [4093]

November/December 2001

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  • "Aging Behind Bars: 'Three Stikes' Seven Years Later," by Ryan S. King & Marc Mauer an Aug. 2001 report, is available (possibly free) from The Sentencing Project, 514 10th St., #1000, Wash., DC 20004, 202/628-0781, staff@sentencingproject.org www.sentencingproject.org [2417]

  • "Community-Centered Policing: A Force for Change" is a 2001, 180-page report from PolicyLink in partnership with the Advancement Project. Likely free from PolicyLink, 101 Broadway, Oakland, CA 510/663-2333; a 19-page Summary Document is also available. www.policylink.org [2239]

  • "In a Time of Broken Bones: A Call to Dialogue on Hate Violence & the Limitations of Hate Crimes Legislation" a Justice Visions Working Paper, is available (no price given) from the Amer. Friends Service Comm., 215/241-7126. cruweb@afsc.org http///www.afsc.prog/JusticeVisions.htm [2390]

  • "Less Cost, More Safety: Guiding Lights for Reform in Juvenile Justice" is a 66-page, 2001 report, available ($5) from the Amer. Youth Policy Forum, 1836 Jefferson Pl. NW, Wash., DC 20036, 202/775-9731. It profiles initiatives in CA, FL, MS, MO, TN, TX, WA and WI. www.aypf.org [2319]

  • Update On Felon Disenfranchisement Activities: An Oct. 2001 packet of materials is available (possibly free)from Marc Mauer at The Sentencing Proj., 514 10th St., #1000, Wash., DC 20004, 202/628-0871, staff@sentencingproject.org www.sentencingproject.org [2313]

September/October 2001

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  • "Racism & the Criminal Injustice System" is the title of four July 2001 fact sheets ("African Americans & the Criminal Injustice System," "Latinos & the Criminal Injustice System," "Native Americans & the Criminal Injustice System," "Facts on CCPOA, the Calif. Correctional Peace Officers Assn."), from the Prison Activist Resource Ctr., PO Box 339, Berkeley, CA 94701, 510/893-4648. Downloadable from www.prisonactivist.org/factsheets [600]

  • "Whose Safety? Women of Color & the Violence of Law Enfocement," by Anannya Bhattacharejee (59 pp., 2001) is a publication from the Amer. Friends Service Comm. $8.50 from AFSC, 1501 Cherry St., Phila., PA 19102, 888/588-2372. Offprints of the Exec. Summary is available, free, from 215/241-7126, cruweb@afsc.org [602]

July/August 2001

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  • "Off Balance: Youth, Race & Crime in the News," by Lori Dorfman & Vincent Shiraldi (April, 2001) is an Exec. Summary available (possibly free) from the Youth Law Ctr., 1010 Vermont Ave. NW, #310, Wash., DC 20005-4902, 202/637-0377, info.bby@erols.com. Available (as is the full report), on their website. www.buildingblocksforyouth.org [90]

  • "The Severest Justice Is Not the Best Policy: The One Strike Policy in Public Housing," by Florence Roisman (2001) (PRRAC Board member), appeared in 10 J. Affordable Housing & Comm. Dev. Law. Reprints (likely free) available from Mary Dear, 317/274-1909, mdear@iupui.edu. [91]

  • The Drug Reform Coordination Network website provides useful information. www.drcnet.org [89]

May/June 2001

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  • "Soundbites & Cellblocks: Analysis of the Juvenile Justice Media Debate & A Case Study of California’s Prop. 21" (2001) (30 pp.) is available (possibly free) from We Interrupt This Message, 965 Mission St., #220, SF, CA 94103, 415/537-9437. interrupt@igc.org www.interrupt.org [218]

  • "The Causes & Consequences of Prison Growth in the US," by Marc Mauer (2001) is an 11-page article from vol. 3 of Punishment & Society. Reprint available (possibly free) from Mauer at The Sentencing Project, 514 10th St. NW, #1000, Wash., DC 20004, 202/628-0871. mauer@sentencingproject.org [219]

  • Through the Eyes of the Judged: Autobiographical Sketches by Incarcerated Young Men, ed. Stephanie Guillord (2001) (208 pp.) is available from the Evergreen State College book store, 360/867-6215; addl. inf. from the editor, 360/867-6478; no price listed. [221]

  • The Changing Borders of Juvenile Justice: Transfer of Adolescents to the Criminal Court, eds. Jeffrey Fagan & Franklin Zimring (2000) has been published by Univ. Chicago Press, 773/702-7748 marketing@press.uchicago ; $35 [215]

  • Youth on Trial: A Developmental Perspective on Juvenile Justice, eds. Thomas Grisso & Robert Schwartz (2000) (425 pp.) has been published by Univ. Chicago Press, 773/702-7748. marketing@press.uchicago.edu ;$35. [214]

  • Felony Voter Disenfranchisement The Sentencing Project (514 10th St. NW, #1000, Wash., DC 20004, 202/628-0871) has available a packet of materials on this important issue. staff@sentencingproject.org [217]

  • The Death Penalty is the theme the upcoming Winter 2001 issue of Peace Review. They invite submissions: Robert Elias, Peace & Justice Studies, Univ. SF, 2130 Fulton St., SF, CA 94117, 415/422-6349.Eliasr@usfca.edu [216]

March/April 2001

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  • "Crime, Punishment & Public Opinion: A Summary of Recent Studies & Their Implications for Sentencing Policy," by Marc Mauer (4 pp., Feb. 2001) is available (probably free) from The Sentencing Project, 514 10th St. NW, #1000, Wash., DC 20004, 202/628-0871, staff@sentencingproject.org. [654]

  • "Reducing Racial Disparity in the Criminal Justice System: A Manual for Practitioners & Policymakers" (80 pp., 2001) is available, free, from The Sentencing Proj., 514 10th St. NW, #1000, Wash., DC 20004, 202/628-0871, mauer@sentencingproject.org. [661]

  • "A Resource Guide to Crime & Work," by Ellen Houston (29 pp., December 2000) is available, in draft form, from The Econ. Policy Inst., 1660 L St. NW, #1200, Wash., DC 20036, 202/331-5540, tkiley@epinet.org. [658]

  • "Crime & Work: What we can learn from the low-wage labor market," by Jared Bernstein & Ellen Houston (39 pp., 2000) is available (no price given) from the Econ. Policy Inst., 1660 L St. NW, #1200, Wash., DC 20036, 202/331-5540, tkiley@epinet.org. [655]

  • "A National Violence Index" has been created by Prof. Neil Wollman of the Peace Studies Inst., Manchester College, N. Manchester, IN 46962, 219/982-5346, NJWollman@manchester.edu. [662]

  • "Captive Lives" is the theme of the Fall 2000 issue of Southern Changes, the quarterly publication of The Southern Regional Council. It appears to be a membership, not subscription, publication, but you can contact SRC at 133 Carnegie Way, #900, Atlanta, GA 30303-1024, 404/522-8764 re getting a copy. Contributors include Manning Marable, Steven B. Bright, Si Kahn, Marc Mauer & others. [657]

  • "Labor Markets & Crime," by Shawn Bushway & Peter Reuter is a 58-page paper, scheduled to appear in an edited collection (Crime, eds. Joan Petersilia & James Q. Wilson). May be available from Prof. Bushway, Dept. Criminology & Crim. Justice, 2220 LeFrak Hall, Univ. MD, College Park, MD 20742. [663]

  • "More Kids Have a Parent in Prison" an Aug. 31, 2000 feature from the Newark [NJ] Star-Ledger, is available from us with a SASE. [735]

  • Yes, In My Back Yard a documentary film by Tracy Huling, portrays a rural prison town. Inf. on availability from Jennifer Page, Open Society Inst., 212/547-6998. [659]

January/February 2001

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  • "Responsibility, Rehabilitation & Restoration: A Catholic Perspective on Crime & Criminal Justice" (November 2000) a 31-page Statement of the Catholic Bishops of the US, is available ($2.95 + s/h) from the US Cath. Conf., 3211 4th St. NE, Wash., DC 20017-1194, 800/235-8722; available in Spanish as well. [250]

  • "Does the Law Focus Too Much on Black Suspects — Or Too Little on Black Victims?," by Eyal Press (October 2000) a report, by Eyal Press, on a debate between Georgetown Law Prof. David Cole & Harvard Law Prof. Randall Kennedy, appeared in Lingua Franca. We’ll send a copy of the 11-page report with a SASE (56¢) postage. [252]

  • "Drug Use & Justice: An Examination of Calif. Drug Policy Enforcement" (October 2000) (14 pp.) is available from the Drug Policy Inst. (no price listed): 202/737-7270. www.cjcj.org [255]

  • "Youth Crime/Adult Time - Is Justice Served?," by Jolanta Juszkiewicz (October 2000) is an 11-page Exec. Summary available (possibly free) from the Youth Law Ctr., 1010 Vermont Ave. NW, #310, Wash., DC 20005, 202/637-0377. The Summary, full report & fact sheets are on their website. www.buildingblocksforyouth.org [249]

  • “Reducing Racial Disparity in the Criminal Justice System: A Manual for Practitioners & Policymakers” (October 2000) (82 pp.) is available (possibly free) from The Sentencing Proj., 514 10th St. NW, #1000, Wash., DC 20004, 202/628-0871, staff@sentencingproject.org [248]

  • "A State of Denial: Texas Justice & the Death Penalty" (2000) s a 200-page report, available (no price listed) from the Texas Defender Service, 412 Main St., #1150, Houston, TX 77002, 713/222-7788. [251]

  • Felony Voting Disenfranchisement he Sentencing Project has a packet of political commentary on this issue. Contact Marc Mauer at the Project, 514 10th St. NW, #1000, Wash., DC 20004, 202/628-0871, staff@sentencingproject.org [253]

  • Howard Scroll: The Social Justice Law Review is published semi-annually by students at Howard Univ. Law School, is soliciting articles on a range of issues of importance to communities of color & the underrepresented in society. Contact Esther Sailo at the Review, 2900 Van Ness St. NW, Wash., DC 20008, 202/806-8134, esailo@law.howard.edu [247]

  • "Trapped by the System: Parole in America," by Kelly Virella is an online article from AlterNet. Either try to get it on the Internet, or you can send us a SASE for a print version. www.alternet.org/story.html?StoryID=10163 [254]

November/December 2000

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  • "Police Practices & Civil Rights in NYC" (August 2000) is a 198-page report of the US Commn. on Civil Rights. Available (likely free) from the Commn., Wash., DC 20425, 202/376-8110. [346]

  • "Justice on Trial: Racial Disparities in the Amer. Criminal Justice System," by Robert H. Weich & Carlos T. Angulo (2000) (61 pp.) is available (no price listed) from the Leadership Conf. on Civil Rights, 1629 K St. NW, #1010, Wash., DC 20006, 202/466-3311. [342]

  • "Diminishing Returns: Crime & Incarceration in the 1990s," by Jenni Gainsborough & Marc Mauer (26 pp. + Apps.), is available (no price listed) from The Sentencing Proj., 514 10th St. NW, #1000, Wash., DC 20004, 202/628-0871, staff@sentencingproject.org [345]

  • Is It Time to Close the Prisons? is the theme of the Fall 2000 issue of Yes! A journal of positive futures. Contact them at 284 Madrona Way NE, #116, Bainbridge Is., WA 98110-2870, 800/937-4451. [347]

  • "Racial Disparities in Official Assessments of Juvenile Offenders: Attributional Stereotypes as Mediating Mechanisms," by George S. Bridges & Sara Steen appeared in the Aug. 1998 Amer. Soc. R. Reprint is available from Prof. Bridges, Dept. Soc., Univ. Wash., 220 Mary Gates Hall, Box 352800, Seattle, WA 98195-2800, 206/616-7175, bridges@u.washington.edu [348]

  • "Racial/Geographic Disparities in the Death Penalty" a massive Sept. 2000 Justice Dept. report is available on their www.usdoj.gov/dag/pubdoc.html. [344]

September/October 2000

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  • "A Broken System: Error Rates in Capital Cases, 1973-1995," by James S. Liebman, Jeffrey Fagan & Valerie West is a 2-volume, June 2000 study (147 pp., plus a volume of Appendices). The study shows that 2/3 of death convictions or sentences were upset on appeal for such reasons as incompetent defense lawyers or prosecutors who bent the rules. And we all know the race and class disparities in who get the death sentence. Hard copies are available from Prof. Liebman, Columbia Univ. Law School, NYC, NY 10027. It’s on the web www.thejusticeproject.org. [853]

  • "Crime & Work: What we can learn from the low-wage labor market," by Jared Bernstein & Ellen Houston is a 39-page, 2000 booklet, available ($9.95+s/h) from the Econ. Policy Inst., 800/EPI-4844. [878]

  • "Juvenile Crime: Causes & Consequences" is a 4-page, Jan. 2000 Congressional Research Briefing Summary. Available from us with a SASE. [852]

  • Neighborhood Safety & Crime Prevention is the theme of the Spring/Summer 2000 issue of The NeighborWorks Journal, free (as is a sub) from The Neighb. Reinvestment Corp., 1325 G St. NW, #800, Wash., DC 20005, 202/220-2366, cunderwood@nw.org. [796]

  • "Poor Prescription: The Costs of Imprisoning Drug Offenders in the US" a 35-page, July 2000 Justice Policy Inst. report, is available ($7) from JPI, 1622 Folsom St., SF, CA 94103; also on their website. A new (Aug. 2000) related JPI study is “Texas Tough: An Analysis of Incarceration & Crime Trends in the Lone Star State,” available on their website. The study shows that 1 in 5 new prisoners added nationally were added in TX, and that 1 out of 20 adult Texans are under criminal justice control. www.cjcj.org [797]

  • "Punishment & Prejudice: Racial Disparities in the War on Drugs" is a 28-page+tables, May 2000 Human Rights Watch report, available (no price listed) from HRW, 350 Fifth Ave., 34th flr., NYC, NY 10118-3299, hrwdc@hrw.org. [798]

  • "Voting Disenfranchisement of Felons" The Sentencing Project has available (likely free) a packet of materials on this issue, including inf. on a Congressional bill to ease these restrictions, which disproportionately affect those who are young, poor and minority. Contact them at 514 10th St. NW, #1000, Wash., DC 20004, 202/628-0871,staff@sentencingproject.org. [854]

July/August 2000

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  • The Hidden War: Crime & the Tragedy of Public Housing in Chicago, by Susan Popkin, Victoria E. Gwiasda, Lynn M. Olson, Dennis P. Rosenbaum & Larry Buron (256 pp., 2000) is available ($22.60) from Rutgers U. Press, 100 Joyce Kilmer Ave., Piscataway, NJ 08854, 800/446-9323. [1065]

  • "And Justice for Some: Differential Treatment of Minority Youth in the Justice System," by Michael Jones & Eileen Poe-Yamagata is available (possibly free) from the Youth Law Ctr., 1325 G St., #770, Wash., DC 20005-3104, 202/637-0377. It is one in a series of “Building Blocks for Youth” reports. www.buildingblocksforyouth.org [818]

  • "Unequal Justice: African Americans in the Virginia Criminal Justice System" is a 24-page, April 2000 report of the Virginia Adv. Comm. to the US Commn. on Civil Rights. Avail. (likely free) from the Commission, Wash., DC 20425, 202/376-8110. [821]

May/June 2000

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  • "In the Crossfire: The Impact of Gun Violence on Public Housing Communities" is a 50-page, 1999 HUD report, available (likely free) from HUD’s Office of Policy Development & Research, Wash., DC 20410-6000. [933]

  • Juvenile Court Centennial Initiative A set of materials, including a Local Organizer’s Kit & Fact Sheets, is available from JCCI, 1324 G St. NW, Wash., DC 20005, fax: 202/347-0493, Secondchances@earthlink.net. Sponsors include Bernardine Dohrn of the Children & Family Justice Ctr. (and a former PRRAC grantee), Vincent Schiraldi of the Ctr. on Juvenile & Criminal Justice, and Mark Soler of the Youth Law Ctr. [936]

  • "Minorities & the Criminal Justice System" is a 16-page report (1999), available (free) from Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse, 800/638-8736, puborder@ncjrs.org. [935]

  • "The Color of Justice: An Analysis of Juvenile Adult Court Transfers in Calif.," by Mike Males & Dan Macallair a 10-page, Feb. 2000 report, is available (possibly free) from the Justice Policy Inst., 415/255-1946. [937]

  • "The Punishing Decade: Prison & Jail Estimates at the Millennium" is a Feb. 2000 report from the Justice Policy Inst, available by calling 202/678-9282 or on their www.cjcj.org/punishingdecade. [934]

March/April 2000

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  • "Death & Dying Behind Bars - Cross-Cutting themes & Policy Imperatives" is the Fall 1999 issue of The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics. It contains selected papers from the 1998 1st Natl. Conf. on Death & Dying in Prisons & Jails: Caring for Prisoners, Families & Caregivers. Copies of the 78-page issue are available (free) from Toni Stanton, Open Society Inst., 400 W. 59 St., NYC, NY 10019, tstanton@sorosny.org. [1436]

January/February 2000

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  • "Gender & Justice: Women, Drugs & Sentencing Policy," by Marc Mauer, Cathy Potler & Richard Wolf (26 pp., Nov. 1999) is available ($8) from The Sentencing Proj., 1516 P St. NW, Wash., DC 20005, 202/628-0871, staff@sentencingproject.org. [1118]

  • "Building the Savings & Assets of Lower-Income Consumers: Examples from Comm. Dev. Credit Unions" is a 55-page, Fall 1999 report, available ($12 nonprofit/govt., $25 for-profit) from The Woodstock Inst., 407 S. Dearborn, Chicago, IL 60605, 312/427-8070, woodstck@wwa.com. They also have a publications list. [1104]

  • "No Minor Matter: Children in Maryland’s Jails" is a 169-page, Nov. 1999 Human Rights Watch report, available ($15) by order on line: http://store.yahoo.com/hrwpubs/maryland1199.html. It also can be downloaded at www.hrw.org/reports/1999/maryland/ [1117]

  • "What Do We Want (And What Are We Getting) From the Criminal Justice System?" is an Aug. 1999 report containing 39 charts “comparing the general public’s expectations & perceptions with crime victims’ experiences,” based on statewide surveys in CT, DE, ME, MA, NH, NJ, NY and RI. Available (possibly free), along with a 9-page General Overview report, from the Council of St. Govts./E. Reg. Conf., 5 World Trade Ctr., #9241, NYC, NY 10048, 212/912-0128. [1116]

November/December 1999

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  • Bad Kids: Race & The Transformation of the Juvenile Court, by Barry C. Feld (374 pp., 1999, $19.95) has been published by Oxford Univ. Press, 198 Madison Ave., NYC, NY 10016, 212/726-6000. [1532]

  • "Drug Policy & the Criminal Justice System" is a 7-page, Aug. 1999 briefing paper, available (likely free) from The Sentencing Proj., 1516 P St. NW, Wash., DC 20005, 202/628-0871, staff@sentencingproject.org. [1530]

September/October 1999

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  • Race to Incarcerate, by Marc Mauer (208 pp., 1999) has been published by New Press; $22.95. [1606]

  • An Open Letter to Pres. Clinton & Members of Congress: Stop Hate Crimes & Promote Diversity endorsed by 144 organizations, put together by the Natl. Korean Amer. Service & Educ. Consortium (whose Exec. Dir., Chung-Wha Hong, sits on PRRAC’s Board), was delivered to the White House on July 16. A copy is available from NAKASEC. 50-16 Parsons Blvd., #100, Flushing, NY 11355, 718/445-3939, nakasec@sprynet.com. [1607]

  • "Balancing Crime Strategies & Democratic Principles" is a l5-point “Self-Evaluation” prepared by Police Chief Robert K. Olson of Mpls., printed in a recent issue of Subject to Debate, the Police Forum newsletter. We’ll send you a copy with a SASE. [1608]

  • "Second Chances: 100 Years of Children’s Court: Giving Kids a Chance to Make a Better Choice" is available ($10) from the Chn. & Family Justice Ctr., Northwestern Univ. School of Law, 357 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60611, 312/503-0396. It can be downloaded at www.cjcj.org. [1605]

July/August 1999

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  • "How the Public Views the State Courts: A 1999 Natl. Survey" (43 pp., 1999) documents, among other disturbing facts, that most blacks (and a significant percentage of whites) believe African-Americans receive worse treatment than do other people. Available (possibly free) from the Natl. Ctr. for State Courts, 300 Newport Ave., PO Box 8798, Williamsburg, VA 23187, 800/877-1233, or from Brenda Jones, 757/259-1815. [1191]

May/June 1999

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  • Crime & Immigrant Youth, by Tony Waters (224 pp., 1999, $21.95) is available from Sage Pubs., 800/499-9774. [1271]

  • "On the Wrong Side of History: Children & the Death Penalty in the USA" (36 pp., Oct. 1998) is an Amnesty Internatl. report, available ($8) from AI USA, 322 Eighth Ave., NYC, NY 10001. [1268]

  • "Betraying the Young: Human Rights Violations Against Children in the US Justice System" is a 66-page + Apps., Nov. 1998 report from Amnesty Internatl. USA, produced under its “USA Rights for All” project. $10.95 from AI USA, 322 Eighth Ave., NYC, NY 10001. [1269]

  • "Parenting from the Inside/out: The Voices of Mothers in Prison" is a publication of the Parenting from a Distance Program; may be ordered from The Children’s Ctr., Bedford Hills Correctional Facility, 247 Harris Rd., Bedford Hills, NY 10507. Also available: “Breaking the Walls of Silence: AIDS & Women in a NYS Maximum Security Prison,” from Overlook Press, 914/679-6838, E-mail: overlook@netstep.net ; “Aliens at the Border: The Writing Workshop,” from Hettie Jones, 27 Cooper Sq., NYC, NY 10003. [1267]

  • "Perceptions of the US Justice System" is a 120-page, Feb. 1999 Amer. Bar Assn. study, the NY Times report on which was headlined “47% in Poll View Legal System as Unfair to Poor & Minorities” (by contrast, the ABA’s news release on the study was headed “Survey Shows Strong Overall Support for US Justice System”). Contact ABA at 202/662-1000 (Ann Nicholas) for a copy. [1270]

  • "The Crisis of the Young African American Male & the Criminal Justice System" is a 17-page testimony Marc Mauer of The Sentencing Project delivered at the US Civil Rights Commission’s April 15-16 conference on “The Crisis of Young African American Males in the Inner Cities.” Available (likely free) from Mauer at the Project, 918 F St. NW, #501, Wash., DC 20004, 202/628-0871, E-mail: staff@sentencingproject.org. [1266]

March/April 1999

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  • "American Indians & Crime," by Lawrence Greenfield & Steven K. Smith (41 pp., February 1999) is available, free, from the US Justice Dept. Bureau of Justice Statistics, 800/732-3277. [1771]

  • "NY State of Mind? Higher Education vs. Prison Funding in the Empire State, 1988-98," by Robert Gangi, Vincent Schiraldi & Jason Zeidenberg (11 pp., Dec. 1998) is available (possibly free) from The Justice Policy Inst., 2208 Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave. SE, Wash., DC 20020, 202/678-9282. www.cjcj.org/JPI [1776]

  • Bad Kids: Race & the Transformation of the Juvenile Court, by Barry C. Feld (336 pp. 1998) is available ($19.95) from Oxford Univ. Press, 198 Madison Ave., NYC, NY 10016-4314, 212/726-6000. [1775]

  • Shielded from Justice is a July 1998 Human Rights Watch report on police brutality in the US. Appears to be available both in 450-page book form ($23.50) and, in summary version, on their website. Phone 212/216-1813 for book order info. www.hrw.org [1774]

  • "The Economic & Social Impacts of Prisons on Small Cities," by Jacob Avidon is a 27-page, 1998 Working Paper (#147), available ($7) from the Rutgers Ctr. for Urban Policy Research, 33 Livingston Ave., #400, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1982, 732/932-3133, x555. [1773]

  • "The Prison-Industrial Complex," by Eric Schlosser appeared in the Dec. 1998 Atlantic Monthly. We’ll send a copy of the 21-page article with a SASE (99¢ postage) [1772]

January/February 1999

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  • "Racially Disproportionate Outcomes in Processing Drug Cases," by Eric Sterling (7 pp., Nov. 1998) is available, free, from the Criminal Justice Policy Fdn., 1899 L St. NW, #500, Wash., DC 20036, 202/835-9075. CJPF also supports the Natl. Drug Strategy Network, which publishes the bimonthly NewsBriefs, available on a sliding scale from free to $90/yr., depending on a person’s needs. Same address/phone. [1346]

November/December 1998

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  • "Losing the Vote: The Impact of Felony Disenfranchisement Laws in the US" is a 26 page, 1998 report from Human Rights Watch & The Sentencing Project (918 F St. NW, #501, Washington, DC 20004, 202/628-0871); no price given. The report finds that 3.9 million adults - 1.3 million of whom are African American - are currently of permanently barred from voting as a result of felony convictions. [2280]

September/October 1998

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  • "Legal Claims of Cities Against the Manufacturers of Handguns," by David Kairys appeared in Vol. 71, No. 1(1998) of Temple Law Review. Reprints of the 21-page article likely are available from the author, Temple Univ. Law School, Phila., PA 19122. [1945]

  • "Legal Claims of Cities Against the Manufacturers of Handguns," by David Kairys (Vol. 71, No. 1, 1998) Temple University Law School, Phila., PA 19122. [2198]

  • "NatI. Inmate Population of Two Million Projected by 2000" is a 2-page analysis available (likely free) from The Sentencing Proj., 918 F St. NW, #501, Wash., DC 20004, 202/628-0871. [1946]

  • "NatI. Inmate Population of Two Million Projected" (2 pp.) The Sentencing Project, 918 F St. NW, #501, Wash., DC 20004, 202/628-0871. [2199]

July/August 1998

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  • "The Death Penalty in Black & White: Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Decides -- New Studies on Racism in Capital Punishment" (33 pp., 1998) Death Penalty Inf. Ctr., 1320 18th St. NW, 5th flr., Wash., DC 20036, 202/293-6970, E-mail: dpic@essential.org [2044]

  • The Celling of America: An Inside Look at the US Prison Industry, by Daniel Burton-Rose, Dan Pens, Paul Wright & William Greider (288 pp., 1998) Common Courage Press, 800/497-3207, E-mail: comcour1@agate.net [2043]

  • "UN Commission on Human Rights Report on Death Penalty in US," by Bacre Waly Ndiaye (31 pp. is available likely free Jan. 1998) Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, UN, NYC, NY 10017. [2045]

May/June 1998

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  • "Police Use of Force: Collection of National Data" (38 pp., Nov. 1997) is available (no price given) from the Natl. Criminal Justice Reference Service, PO Box 6000, Rockville, MD 20849, 800/851-3420, email: askncjrs@ncjrs.org. [2708]

March/April 1998

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  • "A Quarter Century of Prison Building" is a 3-page briefing sheet highlighting new Justice Dept. figures on the nation's rising prison population, giving the US the dubious distinction of being second only to Russia in its rate of incarceration, which is 5-10 times that of most industrialized countries. Available (likely free) from The Sentencing Project, 918 F St. NW, #501. Wash., DC 20004, 202/628-0871. [2734]

  • "Information Access Guide: An Ongoing Compilation of Community Policing Resources" (40 pp., 1997) is available (no price listed) from the Comm. Policing Initiative, 1726 M St. NW, #801, Wash., DC 20036, 800/833-3085. [2735]

  • "Mandatory Sentencing Laws & Drug Offenders in NY State" is a 2-page, Feb. 1997 Fact Sheet, available (possibly free) from the Correc-tional Assn. of NY, 135 E. 15 St., NYC, NY 10003, 212/254-5700. They also have a 2-page, Sept. 1997 "Juvenile Justice Project Fact Sheet." [2736]

  • The Coal. for the Abolition of Prisons has a new newsletter. Contact Tivo Attallab Salali- El. CAP. P0 Box 201 Quakertown. PA. 18951 [2738]

January/February 1998

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  • "Did Getting Tough on Crime Pay?," by James Lynch & William Sabol (14 pp., Aug. 1997) is available (possibly free) from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Washington, DC 20037, 202/833-7200. [3133]

  • "Americans Behind Bars: US & International Use of Incarceration, 1995," by Marc Mauer (20 pp., June 1997) is available (no price listed) from The Sentencing Project, 918 F St. NW, #501, Washington, DC 20004, 202/628-0871. [3131]

  • "Policing a Multicultural Community," by Henry Degeneste & John Sullivan is available ($6.50) from the Police Exec. Research Forum, 1120 Connecticut Ave. NW, #930, Washington, DC 20036, 202/466-7820. [3134]

November/December 1997

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  • "NYC Housing Court Usage & Preventive Services," by David Rubel (62 pp., 1997) is available ($20 + s/h) from Citizens Advice Bureau, 2054 Morris Ave., Bronx, NY 10453, 718/365-0910. [3496]

September/October 1997

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  • "Hobbling a Generation: Young African American Males in Washington, DC's Criminal Justice System," by Eric Lotke (12 pp., Aug. 1997) is available from the Natl. Ctr. on Institutions & Alternatives, 3125 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria, VA 22305, 703/684-0373, email: ncia@igc.apc.org. [3434]

  • "1996 Report on Death Penalty Legislation in the USA" (179 pp., 1997) is available from Amnesty International, 322 8th Ave., NYC, NY 10001, 212/807-8400, email: aidp@igc.apc.org. [3431]

  • "Extremely Disadvantaged Neighborhoods & Urban Crime," by Lauren Krivo & Ruth Peterson (Dec. 1996) appeared in Social Forces. Reprints of the 29 page article are available from Prof. Krivo, Dept. Sociology, Ohio St. U., Columbus, OH 43210. [3433]

  • "A Vision Beyond Survival: A Resource Guide for Incarcerated Women" (180 pp., 1995) is available from the Natl. Women's Law Ctr., 11 Dupont Circle, #800, Washington, DC 20036, 202/588-5180. [3432]

July/August 1997

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  • "Congress Closes Courthouse Doors to Prison Litigation" is a 3-page article by Audrey Bomse, available from the Prison Law Proj. of the Natl. Lawyers Guild, 558 Capp St., SF, CA 94110. [3325]

  • Justice by the People: Adult Education Workshops for Comm. Safety & Policy Accountability, by Terry Keleher (168 pp., 1997) is available ($29) from Chardon Press, P0 Box 11607, Berkeley, CA 94712, 510/704-8714, E-mail: chardn@aol.com. [3328]

  • "Preventing Crime: What Works, What Doesn't, What's Promising" is a new 650-page study from the Univ. of MD, commissioned by the Justice Dept. & House Appropriations Comm. No price listed. Order from Natl. Crim, Justice Research Ctr., 800/851-3420 or download from their homepage: "Current Highlights, www.NCJRS.org. [3330]

  • "Women & the Criminal Justice System" is vol. IV (1966) of Concrete Garden, $10 from the Buffalo Group on Justice in Democracy, 1010 Clemens Hall, SUNY/AB, Buffalo, NY 14260. [3332]

May/June 1997

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  • "Cause for Concern: Hate Crimes in America" is a 26-page, Jan. 1997 report available (possibly free) from the Leadership Conf. on Civil Rights (headed by ex-PRRAC Board member Wade Henderson), 1629 K St. NW, #1010, Wash., DC 20006. [3188]

  • "Communities at Risk - Crime in NW Indiana" (62 pp., 1997) is available (no price listed) from The Heartland Ctr., 7128 Arizona Ave., Hammond, IN 46323, 219/844-7515. [3199]

  • "Diverting Children from a Life of Crime: Measuring Costs & Benefits," by Peter Greenwood, Karyn Model, C. Peter Rydell & James Chiesa (69 pp., 1996) is available (no price listed) from RAND, 1700 Main St., P0 Box 2138, Santa Monica, CA 90407-2138, 310/451-7002. [3200]

  • "Justice for Children: The 'Leastwise of the Land'" is the 4th year report of the Children & Family Justice Ctr. of the Northwestern Univ. School of Law, directed by (PRRAC grantee) Bernardine Dohrn. Available (possibly free) from Dohrn at the Ctr., 357 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60611-3069, 312/503-0396. [3201]

  • Search & Destroy, by Jerome Miller (304 pp., 1997) looks at African-American males in the criminal justice system. The book reports that an African-American male between the ages of 18 and 35 has an 80% chance of encountering that system during those years; wide-spread bias among police officers, probation officers and the courts is also documented. $24.95 from Cambridge Univ. Press, 40 W. 20 St., NYC, NY 10011-4211, 212/924-3900. [3202]

  • The Coal. for Federal Sentencing Reform (608 Slaters Lane, #G-100, Alexandria, VA 22314, 703/684-0373, E-mail: ncia@igc.apc.org) has been recently formed. They are compiling relevant data, soliciting views on sentencing guidelines, will initiate a call for congressional hearings and draft reform legislation. [3204]

  • The Juvenile Court is the Winter 1996 issue of The Future of Children, the 3-times-a-year free publication of the Packard Foundation's Ctr. for the Future of Children. A copy of the 160-page issue or an 8-page summary is avail-able from the Center, 300 2nd St., #102, Los Altos, CA 94022, E-mail: circulation@futureofchildren.org. [3205]

  • "The Police Response to Gangs: Case Studies of 5 Cities [Austin, Chicago, KC, Metro-Dade, San Diego]" is available ($12.95 +s/h) from The Police Executive Research Fomm, 1120 Cow. Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20036, 202/466-7826. A copy of their publications catalog is also available. [3206]

March/April 1997

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  • Death Blossoms: Reflections from a Prisoner of Conscience, by Mumia Abu-Jamal (194 pp., 1997) Foreword by Cornel West, is available ($12) from Plough Publishing House, Spring Valley Bruderhof, Farmington, PA 15437-9506, 800/521-8011. [3071]

  • "Intended & Unintended Consequences: State Racial Disparities in Imprisonment," by Marc Mauer (25 pp., 1997) is available ($8) from The Sentencing Proj., 918 F St. NW, #501, Wash., DC 20004, 202/628-0871. Among the findings: "an estimated 1.4 million African-American males [and 4.2 million persons of all races] are currently or permanently disenfranchised from voting as a result of a felony conviction." [3072]

  • "Young African Americans & Criminal Justice System in Calif.: 5 Years Later," by Vincent Schiraldi, Sue Kuyper & Sharen Hewitt is a 10-page, Feb. 1996 report, available (no price listed) from the Ctr. on Juvenile & Criminal 9 Justice, 1622 Folsom St., 2nd fIr., SF, CA 94103, 415/621-5661. [3073]

January/February 1997

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  • "All Too Familiar: Sexual Abuse of Women in U.S. State Prisons" (347 pp., 1996) is a new report, available ($20) from Human Rights Watch, 485 Fifth Ave., NYC, NY 10017-6104. [2877]

  • Community is a new publication that tackles the issues of community policing from a civilian perspective. Free copy available from Comm. Policing Consortium, 1726 M St. NW, #801, Wash., DC 20036, 202/833-3305. [2873]

  • Does Race Affect maryland Death Sentences? is the theme of Oct. 1996 issue of Just Line, published by the Maryland Justice Policy Inst., P0 Box 1885, Annapolis, MD 21404. [2874]

  • "Violence & TV" The Natl. Cable TV Assn. has a set of publications from the "Nail. Television Violence Study": a 55-page Executive Summary; a 390-page compendium of scientific papers; and volumes containing a sample of programs for content analysis and content analysis codebooks. May be free. Contact Jill Lucketi at the Assn., 1724 Mass. Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20036, 202/775-1070. [2876]

November/December 1996

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  • "Racial Disparities in Sentencing:" Part 4 of a 5 part Washington Post series, "Justice by the Numbers," on US Sentencing Guidelines, was headed "Rules Often Impose Toughest Penalties on Poor, Minorities." We'll send a copy with a SASE. [4193]

September/October 1996

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  • "Racially Based Jury Nullification: Black Power in the Criminal Justice System," by Paul Butler appeared in the Dec. 1995 Yale Law Journal The issue can be ordered ($8.50) from the Journal, P0 Box 208215, New Haven, CT 06520-8215, a 203/432-1666. A former U, federal prosecutor, Butler's controversial 49-page article states: "My goal is the subversion of American criminal justice, at least as it now exists. Through jury nullification, I want to dismantle the master's house with the master's tools." [4009]

July/August 1996

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  • "Black Males in College or Behind Bars in the US, 1980 to 1994" (4 pp., March 1996) is an article from Postsecondary Education Opportunity. Available from us with a SASE; subs. to the monthly are $89, from PO Box 127, Iowa City, IA 52244. [3863]

  • "Southwest Georgia - Take Another Look...There's More Than Meet's the Eye (24 pp., 1996) is a booklet from the Prison & Jail Project, "our attempt to let the world know about the abusive & racist criminal 'justice' system we encounter here in SW Georgia." Available from the Project, PO Box 6749, Americus, GA 31709, 912/924-0671. [3865]

  • "Disparities in Processing Felony Arrests in NY State, 1990-1992" (83 pp., 1996) is available from the NYS Div. of Criminal Justice Services, Exec. Pk. Tower, Stuyvesant Plaza, Albany, NY 12203, 518/457-7301. [3864]

  • "Task Force Reports Race Bias in Courts" was the heading of a NY Times article on the Report of the State of Conn. Judicial Branch Task Force on Minority Fairness. The full 71 page + App., April 1996 report and a 33 page Executive Report are available from the Office of Chief Court Administrator, Drawer N., Station A, Hartford, CT 06106. [3866]

May/June 1996

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  • "Offenders Under Age 18 in State Adult Correctional Systems: A National Picture" is available (no price listed) from the Natl. Inst. of Corrections Inf. Ctr., 1860 Industrial Circle, Suite A, Longmont, CO 80501, 800/877-1461. [3752]

March/April 1996

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  • "At the Intersection of Injustice: Experiences of African American Women in Crime and Sentencing," by Paula Johnson appeared in the Fall 1995 issue (vol. 4) of The Amer. Univ. of Gender & the Law. Reprints of the 77-page article may be available from Prof Johnson at the Syracuse Univ. College of Law, Syracuse, NY 13244. Subs. for the semi-annual Journal are $15 indivs., $10 students, $30 insts. Write call the Journal at Washington Coll, of Law, 4801 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20016, 202/274-4447. [3605]

  • "Community Reinvestment & Fair Lending Training Manual" (in 4 parts: Legal Overview, Checklists & Worksheets, Model Forms, Resource Guide) is available ($10 hard copy, $2 diskette) from the Comm. Reinvestment Clearinghouse, NY Law School, 57 Worth St., NYC, NY 10013, 212/431-2899. The Clearinghouse also offers technical assistance, a resource library, regulatory alerts on new CD legislation, and conferences. [3613]

  • "Empowerment Zones/Enterprise Communities" A 2-volume set of studies, "The Evaluation & Learning Initiative of the National Empowerment Zone & Enterprise Community Program: Review & Recommendations for Phase II Support" (vol. I [70 pp.]: "Project Overview & Recommendations"; vol. 2 [156 pp.]; "Literature Review"), by John Ciaventa, Janice Morrissey & Wanda Edwards, may be available from Dr. Gaventa, Univ. of TN Comm. Partnership Ctr., 1400 Cumberland Ave.-Hoskins Rm. 108N, Knoxville, TN 37996-4015, 615974-4542. [3615]

  • "Enabling Entrepreneurship: Microenterprise Development in the US" presents findings from the first year of a 5-year study of 7 leading microenterprise programs. $18 from the Aspen Inst., P0 Box 222, Queenstown, MD 21658, 410/820-5326. [3616]

  • "How the 'War on Drugs' Decimated Black America," by john a. powell appeared in the July-August issue of Colors. We'll send you a copy of the 5-page article with a SASE. [3606]

  • "Income Distribution in OECD Countries," by Anthony Atkins, Lee Rainwater & Timothy Smeeding (162 pp., 1995) is available ($40) from OECD, 2001 L St. NW, 4650, Wash., DC 20036-4910, 202/822-3865. [3617]

  • "Nearly 7% of Adult Black Males Were Inmates in '94 Study Says" was the headline of a Dec. 4, 1995, NY Times account. For a copy of the study, contact the Bureau of Justice Statistics Clearinghouse, 800/732-3277, E-mail: askncjrs@aspensys.com. [3607]

  • "Racial Discrimination in the Juvenile Justice System: Some Unanswered Questions," by Dorothy Taylor & Robert Bing, III appeared in the Dec. 1995 issue (vol. 6, no. 2) of Challenge: A Journal of Research on African-American Men. Subs, to the semi-annual journal are $10 indivs., $25 libraries, from Morehouse Research Inst., 830 Westview Dr. SW, Atlanta, GA 30314. [3608]

  • "The Color of Justice," by Laura Frank is a series of articles from The Tennessean on racial bias in sentencing. Contact the paper, 1100 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37202, 615/259-8000. [3609]

  • "Women in Prison Inside the Concrete Womb," by Kathryn Watterson (402 pp.) is available in a revised 1996 edition from Northeastern Univ. Press., Boston, MA 02115. [3611]

July/August 1995

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  • Safety Net is a new nationwide electronic network to support the movement to end gun violence. Contact the Advocacy Inst., 1707 L St. NW, #400, Wash., DC 20036, 202/659-8475. [4871]

  • "The Fragility of Criminal Justice Reform" by Marc Mauer (16 pp., from voL 21, n. 3 of Social Justice) and "A Crime Bill to Bust Budgets" (4 pp., from the April 1995 State Govt. News), also by Mauer, are available (no price given) from him at The Sentencing Project, 918 F St. NW, #501, Wash., DC 20004, 202/628-0871. [4870]

March/April 1995

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  • "A Citizen Crusade for Prison Reform: The History of the Correctional Assn. of NY" by Ilan Reich (87 pp., 1994), is available from the Assn., 135 E. 15 St., New York City, NE 10003, 212/254-5700. [4510]

  • Fighting the American Gulag is the special Jan./Feb. issue of Third Force. 1218 E. 21 St., Oakland, CA 94606, 510/533-7583, email: ctwo@igc.apc.org. [4508]

  • "What To Do When Stopped by the Police" is a brochure of helpful suggestions prepared by the Gtr. Washington Urban League, 3501 14th St. NW, Washington, DC 20010, 202/265-8200. [4509]

January/February 1995

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  • "A is for...Alternatives to Violence: A Primer for Peer Mediation Program Training & Resources" sponsored by the Mass. Assn. of Mediation Programs & Mass. Dept. of Educ., is available (probably free) from MAMP, 133 Federal St., 11th flr., Boston, MA 02110, 617/695-6088. [4271]

  • Just Line is the quarterly newsletter of Maryland Justice Policy Inst. There is no cost, but donations are encouraged. The Fall 1994 12-page Issue is devoted to a discussion of victims' rights. Contact the Inst., PO Box 1885, Annapolis, MD 21404, 410/243-2396. [4272]

  • "Race & America's Criminal Justice System," by Vincent Shiraldi is a 4-pager available (no price listed) from the Ctr. on Juvenile & Criminal Justice, 1622 Folsom St., 2nd flr., SF, CA 94103, 415/621-5661. [4273]

  • "The Busy Citizen's discussion guide: Violence in Our Communities" (25 pp., 1994) is available ($1, bulk discounts available) from the Study Circles Resource Ctr., P0 Box 203, 697 Pomfret St., Pomfret, CT 06258, 203/928-2616. It is an abbreviated version of "Confronting Violence in our Society: A Guide for Involving Citizens in Public Dialogue & Problem Solving" ($5). [4274]

  • "The Death Penalty in the US" is available ($2) from the Study Circles Resource Ctr. (see item above). [4275]

  • The National Lawyers Guild has available its "1994-95 Referral Directory," "a state-by-state roster of lawyers, legal workers, law students and jailhouse lawyers who are NLG members." The 47-page document is available ($35 non-members, $50 institutions) from the NLG Found., 55 Ave. of the Americas, NYC, NY 10013, 212/966-5000. Also available ($3) is their 12-page "Law for the People: Disorientation Handbook- An Alternative for Law Students." [4277]

November/December 1994

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  • "Americans Behind Bars: The International Use of Incarcersition, 1992-1993," by Marc Mauer (27 pp., Sept. 1994), is available (no price listed) from The Sentencing Project (a PRRAC grantee), 918 F St. NW #501, Wash., DC 20004, 202/628-0871. The study reports that the US, with 1.3 million persons behind bars, has the 2nd highest rate of incarceration among the 52 nations studied, and that the US rate (519/100,000) has risen 22% since 1988 and is 5-8 times the rate of most industrialized nations. The African-American incarceration rate is more than 6 times that of whites, and Black males are incarcerated at more than 4 times the rate of Black males in S. Africa. The 583,000 African-American males in prison and jails exceeds the number of African-American males enrolled in higher education (537,000). [6654]

  • "Anti-Violence Publications" "Confronting Violence in Our Communities: A Guide for Involving Citizens in Public Dialogue & Problem Solving" and "The Busy Citizen's Discussion Guide: Violence in Our Communities" are available ($5 and $1, respectively) from the Study Circles Resource Ctr., PO Box 203, Pomfret, CT 06258, 203/928-2616. [6655]

  • "Policing the Ghetto Underclass: The Politics of Law & Law Enforcement," by William Chambliss is a 18-page article from vol. 42, no. 2 (May 1994) of Social Problems. Contact Prof. Chambliss, Dept. Sociology, George Washington Univ., 2129 G St. NW, Wash., DC 20052 for reprints. [6656]

  • "Racial Disparities in the Charging of Los Angeles County's Third `Strike' Cases" by Vincent Schiraldi & Michael Godfrey (3 pp., Oct. 1994), and "The Undue Influence of California's Prison Guards' Union: California's Correctional-Industrial Complex," by Vincent Schiraldi (4 pp., Oct. 1994), are "In Briefs," available (no price listed) from the Ctr. on Juvenile & Criminal Justice, 1622 Folsom St., 2nd flr., SF, CA 94103, 415/621-5661. [6657]

September/October 1994

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  • In Spite of Innocence: Erroneous Convictions in Capital Cases by Michael Radelet, Hugo Adam Bedau & Constance Putnam (399 pp., Sept. 1994), is now available in pb ($16.95), with an expanded preface to the original 1992 hb, from Northeastern Univ. Press, 360 Huntington Ave., 272HN, Boston, MA 02115, 617/373-5481. Part II of the 4-part book,"Pride & Prejudice," focusses on the racial dimension of the problem. [5077]

  • "Policing the Ghetto Underclass: The Politics of Law & Law Enforcement" by sociologist (and PRRAC grantee) William Chambliss, is an 18-page article from the May, 1994 Social Problems. Reprints from Prof. Chambliss, Dept. Sociology, George Washington Univ., 2129 G St. NW, Wash., DC 20052. [5078]

  • The Ecology of Justice" is the Spring 1994 issue of In Context, a quarterly of humane sustainable culture." The 64-page issue contains stories from people and programs that are working to stop crime in unusual and effective ways, providing tools that can help put an end to the nation's cycle of violence. $6 from the Context Inst., PO Box 11470, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110,800/ IN-CONTEXT. [5079]

  • "Women in California Prisons: Hidden Victims of the War on Drugs," by Barbara Bloom, Meda Chesney Lind & Barbara Owen, is a 10-page, May 1994 report, $3 from the Ctr. on Juvenile & Criminal Justice, 1622 Folsom St., 2nd flr., SF, CA 94103, 415/621-5661. [5080]

  • "Women in the Criminal Justice System" is the theme of an upcoming issue of Concrete Gardens, the journal published by the SUNY-Buffalo Dept. of Amer. Studies (their Attica commemorative symposium was listed in the previous issue of P&R). They are collecting writings for the issue; contact June License at the Dept., 1010 Clemens Hall, Box 604630, SUNY, Buffalo, NY 14260-4630, 716/645-2548. [5081]

May/June 1994

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  • "Amnesty International's "Open Letter to the President [Clinton] on the Death Penalty" (21 pp., Jan. 1994) is available ($3) from AI-USA, 322 8th Ave., NYC, NY 10001. [5295]

  • "Racial Disparities in Federal Death Penalty Prosecutions, 1988-1994" is an 8-page (+ app.) Staff Report by Rep. Don Edwards' Sub-comm. on Civil & Constitu-tional Rights. Available (likely free) from Jim Dempsey in Edwards' office, 2307 RHOB, Wash., DC 20515, 202/226-7680. [5296]

  • Reckoning: Drugs, The Cities, and the American Future by UC-Berkeley criminologist Elliott Currie, is now available in paperback (Hill & Wang, $11.95). [5297]

  • "Toward a Gun-Safe Society: Movement Building Strategies" (15 pp., Feb. 1994) is available (no price listed) from The Advocacy Inst., 1730 Rhode Island Ave. NW #600, Wash., DC 20036-3118, 202/ 659-8475. [5298]

  • "What Are the Sentencing Bills?" is a 4-page fact sheet on various pieces of proposed legislation in California; available (no price listed) from the Criminal Justice Consortium, 1611 Telegraph #1501, Oakland, CA 94612, 510/836-6065. [5299]

January/February 1994

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  • "Crisis in the Court Pens" (June 1993) describes the dehumanizing and dangerously unhealthy conditions in NYC's court pens. Available (no price listed) from the Osborne Assn.135 E. 15 St., NYC, NY 10003, 212/ 673-6633. [4958]

  • "How Can I Help?" is a new 3-volume series from The Osborne Assn. Vol. 1 (22 pp.) is on "Working with Children of Incarcerated Parents"; vol. 2 (42 pp.) is on "Sustaining and Enhancing Family Ties for Children of Incarcerated Parents"; vol. 3 (45 pp.) is on "Resources for Supporting the Children of Incarcerated Parents." Available (no price listed) from the Assn., 135 E. 15 St., NYC, NY 10003, 212/ 673-6633. [4957]

  • The Internatl. Conf. on Prison Abolition A 3-page outline of the group's work and philosophy is available from us with a SASE. or contact Tiyo Attallah Salah-El, Ay-2414 Drawer K, Dallas, PA 18612. [4955]

  • The Rap Sheet is a new publication (vol. 1, #1 was Nov./ Dec. 1993), put out by the Campaign for Community Safety & Policy Account-ability; it's "a bulletin which will document and analyze trends in policy work, law enforcement reform, and community control of the police. RS will serve to bring together ideas and strategies from organizations that are addressing police issues in their communities." Organizations from Denver, LA, Providence, Oakland, Sacramento and Orangeburg are currently involved in CSPA. Contact them c/o the Applied Research Ctr., 400 Grand Ave. #401, Oakland, CA 94610, 510/834-7072. [4956]

November/December 1993

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  • "Community Policing, Police Misconduct, Police Reform:," by Gary Delgado the Applied Research Center (440 Grand Ave. #401, Oakland, CA 94610, 510/834-7072) is seeking studies; information, insights on work done in these areas. [5933]

  • "The Prison Population Explosion: California's Rogue Elephant," by Caleb Foote UC-Berkeley law professor emeritus, is available, in 3-page Exec. Summary form (likely free), from the Ctr. on Juvenile & Criminal Justice, 1622 Folsom St., 2nd flr., SF, CA 94103, 415/621-5661. The full report is available for $10. [5934]

July/August 1993

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  • Death Penalty A new 19-minute video on race and capital punishment, "Double Justice," has just been produced by the ACLU Capital Punishment Project and the NAACP Legal Defense & Educ. Fund. The video, along with a promotional kit (fact sheets, etc.), is available for $20 from Diann Rust-Tierney, ACLU, 122 Maryland Ave. NE, Wash., DC 20002, 202/675-2319. [5835]

May/June 1993

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  • "Does the Punishment Fit the Crime? Drug Users and Drunk Drivers, Questions of Race and Class" by Cathy fine and Marc Mauer (36 pp., March 1993)- a PRRAC-funded study - is available ($8) from The Sentencing Project, 918 F St. NW #501, Wash., DC 20004,202/628-0871. [5765]

  • Justice in the Making: A Citizen's Handbook for Choosing Federal Judges is a new 40-page handbook from the Alliance for Justice, 1601 Conn. Ave. NW #600, Wash., DC 20009, 202/332-3224. $6. Other Alliance publications include "The Federal Courts at a Crossroads: Annual Report of the Judicial Selection Project" (15 pp., 1992, free) and a 48-page Directory of Public Interest Law Centers ($6); contact them for their publications list. [5764]

November 1992

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  • "Latinos in Prison" The Correctional Assn. released a report ("Not Simply a Matter of Words") in August showing that NY has significantly reduced programs for the growing number of Latino inmates who, because of language and cultural barriers, confront a unique set of problems inside prison. Available in English and Spanish versions (no price listed) from the Association, 135 E. 15 St., NYC, NY 10003, 212/254-5700. [6542]

September 1992

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  • 1992 Guide to Federal Funding for Anti-Drug Programs (1100 pp., 1992) is available ($176) from Govt. Inf. Services, 1611 N. Kent St. #508, Arlington, VA 22209, 800/876-0226. [6425]

  • "Texas Incarceration Data by Race" A recent report on trends by race for the Texas criminal justice system, and a critique thereof, are available from Jude Filler, Texas Anti-Death Penalty Coordinator, Amnesty Internal. USA, 904 E. 13 St., Austin, TX 78702. [6426]

July 1992

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  • "Brutality Unchecked: Human Rights Abuses Along the U.S. Border With Mexico" is a 81 pp., May 1992 Americas Watch Report. Available (no price listed) from Americas Watch, 485 Fifth Ave., NYC, NY 10017-6104, 212/972-8400. [6308]

  • "Youth Investment and Community Reconstruction: Street Lessons on Drug and Crime From the Nineties" is the 10th Anniv. Report of the Milton Eisenhower Foundation. 124 pp., 1990, no price listed, from the Foundation, 1660 L St. NW #200, Wash., DC 20036, 202/429-0440. Also available: "Lord, How Dare We Celebrate? Common Sense Policy for Youth and the Inner City" (13 pp., 1992), testimony by Foundation Pres. Lynn Curtis before the House Subcomm. on Human Resources, and "Doing What Works: Successful Non-Confucian Policy for Children, Youth and the Inner City" (27 pp., 1991), testimony by Curtis before the House Subcomm. on Select Revenue Measures. [6307]

May 1992

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  • "Americans Behind Bars: One Year Later" is a follow-up to the 1991 report by The Sentencing Project which documented that the US had become the world leader in its rate of incarceration. The new report shows that the US has widened its lead and discusses public policy options in the area of crime control. 20 pp., no price listed: 918 F St. NW, Wash., DC 20004, 202/628-0871. The Project's 1991 Annual Report is available (likely free). They also have available a publications list and a new video, "Burden of Justice," designed to explain alternative sentencing. [6193]

  • "Hobbling a Generation: Young African American Males in the DC Criminal Justice System" is the recent report from the Natl. Ctr. on Institutions and Alternatives that got so much press. The 6-page report is available (free) from Jerome Miller at the Center, 635 Slaters Ln. #G-100, Alexandria, VA 22314, 703/684-0373. [6195]

  • New Culture, Less Crime A Radical Human Rights Strategy is the tentative title of a book being put together by Prof. Robert Elias of the Univ. of San Francisco (author of The Politics of Victimization and other related books and articles). He is interested in hearing from folks who have ideas on alternative crime policies and will share his book outline: Dept. of Politics, USF, 2130 Fulton St., SF, CA 94117-1080, 415/666-6349. [6194]

Not in any newsletter

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  • The Prison & Jail Project, a ministry of Koinonia Partners (1324 Georgia Hwy. 49 S., Americus, GA, 912/924-0391), focuses on SW Georgia's system of criminal control. It seeks to "expose Christians and others to the injustice and alienating powers of our system of criminal control, with the hope that such exposure drive concerned people to radical new solutions for dealing with those who break the law." [5213]

  • The Rap Sheet This new publication, put out the Campaign for Community Safety & Policy Accountability, listed in our previous issue, bears a $25/ year cost (not noted in the original description). From the Applied Research Ctr., 400 Grand Ave. #401, Oakland, CA 94610. [5214]

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