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United States: Turning the Corner on Solitary Confinement?

Author: David C. Fathi Abstract The use of solitary confinement increased dramatically in the United States in the 1990s with more than forty states and the federal government operating at least one “supermax” prison by 2006. But recent years have… Continue Reading →

Political Action at the End of the World: Hannah Arendt and the California Prison Hunger Strikes

Author: Lisa Guenther Abstract On July 8, 2013, over 30,000 prisoners in California joined together across racial and regional lines to launch the largest hunger strike in state history. This article analyzes the prison conditions that led to the hunger… Continue Reading →

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