Tag Archives: Jean Trounstine

Jean Trounstine :
Taking my students to prison

A man smiled widely and pressed his face against the slit.’That’s my brother,’ Sofia said, her eyes filling with tears. By Jean Trounstine | The Rag Blog | April 9, 2015 Every semester my students from Voices Behind Bars, a … finish reading Jean Trounstine :
Taking my students to prison

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Jean Trounstine :
A moment of restorative justice

While the U.S.criminal justice system offers revenge as its principal method of restitution, families may find better solutions for achieving remorse and true rehabilitation. By Jean Trounstine | The Rag Blog | September 9, 2014 It never happens. That’s what … finish reading Jean Trounstine :
A moment of restorative justice

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Jean Trounstine :
Juvenile life without parole? Don’t set back the clock

For those of you who think Massachusetts is that silly small liberal New England state, our criminal justice issues are no picnic. By Jean Trounstine | The Rag Blog | May 23, 2014 BOSTON — This past March, the Dallas … finish reading Jean Trounstine :
Juvenile life without parole? Don’t set back the clock

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Jean Trounstine :
Mother’s Day in prison

Many wonderful articles appeared about mothers in prison as we celebrated this Mother’s Day. By Jean Trounstine | The Rag Blog | May 11, 2014 Nancy Mullane, on the blog she co-founded, The Life of the Law, interviewed Veronica Martinez … finish reading Jean Trounstine :
Mother’s Day in prison

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Jean Trounstine :
‘Kids for Cash’: Taking abuse of power to a new level

Hard to imagine that a judge could devastate families and delay so many lives? Well guess what… By Jean Trounstine | The Rag Blog | January 28, 2014 There are movies. And then there are movies — and by that … finish reading Jean Trounstine :
‘Kids for Cash’: Taking abuse of power to a new level

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Jean Trounstine : Education in Prison Works

Image from audaciousideas.org. So are we listening? Study proves education in prison works The largest ever meta-analysis of prison education and its overwhelming positive effect on recidivism was released in August, so what are we going to do about it? … finish reading Jean Trounstine : Education in Prison Works

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Jean Trounstine : The Plight of California’s Prisons

Cruel and unusual: Overcrowded California prisons. Image from TheBusySignal.com. The plight of California’s prisons: Hunger strike, sterilization, and valley fever While we complain of 100 degree heat and take solace in our air-conditioned homes, prisoners across the country are suffering … finish reading Jean Trounstine : The Plight of California’s Prisons

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Jean Trounstine : Censoring What Prisoners Read

Werewolf erotica: Too sexy for prisoners? Image from The Atlantic Wire. ‘Werewolf erotica’ too ‘sexy’?Censoring what prisoners read The truth is that prisons want to control behavior. They want to ‘reform’ prisoners, which usually means they want to turn out … finish reading Jean Trounstine : Censoring What Prisoners Read

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Jean Trounstine : Italian Prison Inmates Perform Theatre Behind Bars

Italian prison inmate performing in Romeo and Juliet: Mercutio Does Not Want to Die. Photo by Clara Vannucci for The New York Times. Compagnia della Fortezza:Theatre in an Italian prison Punzo says that it is not therapy that drives him … finish reading Jean Trounstine : Italian Prison Inmates Perform Theatre Behind Bars

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Jean Trounstine : Compassion Cannot Be Piecemeal

Compassion cannot be piecemeal. Image from NPR. Reflections on the past week:Compassion cannot be piecemeal Justice does not mean mercy. That I know. But justice must be tempered by mercy. By Jean Trounstine | The Rag Blog | April 24, … finish reading Jean Trounstine : Compassion Cannot Be Piecemeal

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Jean Trounstine : Texas Calls it ‘Ad Seg’ but Prisoners Call It Torture

Image of life in solitary via Buried Alive in Texas Prisons. Solitary confinement:Texas calls it ‘Ad Seg’ butprisoners call it torture A recent conference on solitary confinement at Harvard University prompted prisoners at Between the Bars to tell their side … finish reading Jean Trounstine : Texas Calls it ‘Ad Seg’ but Prisoners Call It Torture

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Jean Trounstine : After 18 Years on Death Row

Damien Echols. Photo by Larry D. Moore / Wikimedia Commons. Damien Echols: After 18 years on Death Row Being on death row and in solitary confinement has got to be one of the most inhumane experiences we put prisoners through … finish reading Jean Trounstine : After 18 Years on Death Row

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