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The Lessons of Marion

AFSC report from 1985 on the Failure of a Maximum Security Prison: A History and Analysis, with Voices of Prisoners

PA Conference Against Torture

 October 28th and 29th 2011 at Market Square Presbyterian Church in Harrisburg

Seven inches of snow did not prevent forty two of the sixty registered to attend the First PA Conference Against Torture. Sixteen brave folk drove through sleet, snow, rain and fog over the mountains from Western PA at 6:00am on Saturday morning.

Arizona Department of Corrections Security Assessment of the Kingman Prison

Arizona Department of Corrections, ASP- Kingman Security Assessment, August 4-6, 2010.  Reviews security lapses that led to the escape of three prisoners.  Reports that the alarm system “is not functioning properly, is not maintained properly, it is not monitored correctly, and it is not tested properly.”  Also refers to the inexperience and lack of training of staff:  “Finding staff with 2 or more years of service is rare.

Behind Enemy Lines

Saturday, January 29, 2011 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Justice Vision Papers

From 2001 to 2003, AFSC wrote a series of papers looking at the prison system in the United States. These papers discuss the use of solitary confinement and other abuses suffered by inmates. Many of these abuses are greater now than they were then, maintaining much of the relevancy of these reports.

Discussion of restorative justice

Recorded Tuesday October 26, 2010, this forum look at the principles of restorative justice practice and heard from people in Philadelphia who are engaged in, and have lived through, the process.

The New Jim Crow book discussion

Friday, October 22, 2010 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

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