Recommended Reading

Recommended Reading List

BOOKS

 

The New Jim Crow – Michelle Alexander – excellent

Race To Incarcerate  –  Marc Mauer – excellent

Restorative Justice – Jim Consedine  (See Irene for copy) out of print

The Little Book of Restorative Justise – Howard Zehr – excellent

A Matter of Time – Don Kirchner

Return To Honor –  Don Kirchner

Tipping Point – Malcome Gladwell

Breakfast At Sally’s – Richard LeMieux

Lucifer Effect – Philip Zimbardo

Punishment and Inequality in America – Prof. Bruce Western – explores the root causes of

mass incarceration and the interlocking systems of economic and racial oppression in our communities today.

 

PUBLICATIONS 

YES! Magazine – Summer edition 2011 – Beyond Prisons – entire publication

New Yorker – ‘Taken’ – 20+ pages of actual cases of people being relieved of their valuables/

belongings by law enforcement officers across the US.  The laws were changed to allow districts to confiscate from citizens, cash, valuables, jewelry, personal property, etc. with no recourse.  http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2013/08/12/130812fa_fact_stillman

 

WEBSITES

Delancy Street      http://www.delanceystreetfoundation.org San Francisco

Health Recovery Center – http://www.healthrecovery.com/ Joan Matthews Larson

Passages Malibu – http://www.passagesmalibu.com Chris Prentiss, Recovery Center

Sponsors, Inc., Eugene, OR,  Re-Entry since 1973 –  http://www.sponsorsinc.org/

Dunklin Memorial Camp – http://www.dunklin.org/  Recovery program

Animal As Natural Therapy –  http://www.animalsasnaturaltherapy.org Bellingham

Dhamma Brothers – http://www.dhammabrothers.com/Prison

Angola – Louisiana State Prison, Hospice – http://angolamuseum.org/?q=node/58

Uniting Creatives.com  –

Monarch School for Homeless Youth – 808 West Cedar Street  San Diego, CA 92101-2411 – (619) 685-8242  http://www.monarchschools.org

Innovative Concept Academy, St. Louis, MO, Judge Jimmie Edwards – 11% recid.

1927 Cass Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri 63106, (314) 231-7738

www.courts.mo.gov/hosted/circuit22/blewett_school_01.htm

http://www.gosonyc.org/WhatWeDo/Community.php – New York Rikers Island

PASSAGES program – Pathways to Success, Security, and Gainful Employment Solutions,  Maricopa Co. AZ.

 

Restorative Justice

Search Restorative Justice on YouTube – lots of info

Restorative Justice – (Circle Process) Longmont Colorado –  http://www.lcjp.org

http://www.lcjp.org/what-we-do/community-restorative-justice       http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9tl4YmYYnI&feature=email

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrjVRBIn2wc&feature=email

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEmH3i4ORsQ&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSCx1XS0f8Y&feature=related

Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth – Oakland, CA   www.rjoyoakland.org/  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtdoWo1D3sY

http://www.therestorativeway.org/

Oakland Schools RJ

http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/education-uprising/where-dignity-is-part-of-the-school-day

Talking Circles – Colorado Hinkley Hi Sch – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8_94O4ExSA

R J – http://www.huffingtonpost.com/molly-rowan-leach/the-political-rise-of-res_b_5029413.html?utm_hp_ref=crime&ir=Crime

RJ – Massachusetts –  http://www.c4rj.com/

 

 

Education – Youth – transition needs

National Evaluation and Technical Assistance Center for the Education of Children –

http://www.neglected-delinquent.org/nd/resources/library/transition.asp

Sprout City Farms, – http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/most-popular/denver-green-school-grows-ton-of-produce.html

1 in 28 kids have a parent in prison – 2.7 million – You Tube Sesame Street -2 minutes

http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2013/06/21/sesame-street-reaches-out-to-2-7-million-american-children-with-an-incarcerated-parent/

http://www.macfound.org/programs/juvenile_justice/

Juv. Justice – http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/2013/10/detailing-new-state-reform-efforts-to-ensure-kids-get-treated-as-kids-by-criminal-justice-system.html

Youth – http://www.princeton.edu/futureofchildren/publications/highlights/18_02_Highlights.pdf

Parents in Prison – http://www.stltoday.com/suburban-journals/old-newsboys-day/news/former-prisoner-helps-children-with-parents-in-prison/article_c145bdd8-bed6-5d40-8406-40ade312d3b3.html

http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/22840-discrimination-against-children-of-color-begins-in-preschool-says-new-study

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnbC2Tii0-8&list=PLUOQSTnnJJfsHM6KQmsC4c58_ftT6_3k9 – Monroe prisoner

Registry for teens – http://www.upworthy.com/these-people-did-something-at-age-12-that-the-world-will-never-let-them-forget-ak2-2a

 

For Profit Prisons

http://www.upworthy.com/were-being-robbed-but-the-people-doing-it-will-never-go-to-prison-9

Wealth in America – http://www.utrend.tv/v/9-out-of-10-americans-are-completely-wrong-about-this-mind-blowing-fact/

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/09/20/low-crime-rates-bad-for-business-so-private-prisons-require-maximum-capacity/

Bad investment – https://www.aclu.org/blog/prisoners-rights-criminal-law-reform/anonymous-exposes-uss-biggest-private-prison-company-bad

States pay for empty beds – http://www.businessinsider.com/in-the-public-interest-report-on-private-prisons-2013-9

Profits – http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424127887324260204578587850002860188

     

Reentry / After care

Reentry AfterCare – http://www.reentryaftercare.org/AboutUs.htm

November ReEntry – 282 W. Astor, Colville, WA  99114  509-684-1550 http://www.november.org/ReEntry/

Johnson Co Justice Center – http://jcjusticecenter.com/about/

 

Prisons

XX Texas – 7 min. How they saved $2 Billion with changes to their prison system

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ajoVsBBQwM&feature=youtu.be

http://www.beyondbars.org/home  For profit prisons

Alternatives to Violence Project – inside prisons – http://vimeo.com/37108812

Interviews by 3 inmates http://www.washingtoncrj.org/clo-conference-videos/

http://www.npr.org/2013/04/05/176302378/without-reviews-inmates-can-get-lost-in-u-s-prison-system

http://www.forbiddenknowledgetv.com/videos/goodness/doing-time-doing-vipassana—full-film.html  Doing time – Doing Vipassana  52 min.

http://www.insightgardenprogram.org/overview.html  San Quentin Gardening program

http://www.eji.org/issues – Equal Justice Initiative – Bryan Stevenson founder

“For every 9 people executed, one innocent person has been exonerated.”

Wrongly convicted – http://abcnews.go.com/US/ryan-ferguson-freed-spending-decade-prison-murder/story?id=20867889

Shakespeare – http://www.ktvu.com/videos/news/san-quentin-inmates-get-break-with-shakespeare/vCHswN/?inf_contact_key=75ed9ca9a927cfe44ba064532cd1366cef7a7eba9af7da37b0805384c35417b8

And inmate poetry – http://theshiftnetwork.com/blog/2013-11-15/pause?inf_contact_key=42fe705b72b44f3df424f7756584c6f2c578b6e5cc1ef82b83216fde4b4c46a7

Shakespeare http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbjenjNC1m0&feature=youtu.be&inf_contact_key=91640dbd8e03b5ef73cae451db134a4497fb733ac8e85bea81051aa06e155581

Prison Industry – http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-prison-industry-in-the-united-states-big-business-or-a-new-form-of-slavery/8289

http://filipspagnoli.wordpress.com/stats-on-human-rights/statistics-on-freedom/statistics-on-prisoner-population-rates

US Highest Pop. Rate – http://www.prb.org/Publications/Articles/2012/us-incarceration.aspx

Stats – http://www.prisonpolicy.org/research/incarceration_rates_growth_causes/

Lionheart – http://lionheart.org/prison/corrections-in-the-us/?gclid=CK3Iv7CG7boCFQfZQgod_kwAPw

Correctional Industries –  http://www.washingtonci.com/ slave labor

Thanks to a big drop in crime rates in Colorado, the state has closed five prisons since 2009.                      2012.

Over crowding – http://www.nieman.harvard.edu/reports/watchdogarticle/100022/The-Too-Many-Prisoners-Dilemma.aspx

Longer sentences – http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/govbeat/wp/2013/09/19/are-governments-incentivizing-longer-prison-terms/   this is interesting – Sept 19 article

Wash St  http://www.doc.wa.gov/aboutdoc/statistics.asp  – interesting – DOC – To learn more about how DOC and other state agencies ensure accountability by publicly measuring performance, visit the Accountability and Performance website.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/walterpavlo/2013/02/21/heres-an-idea-to-reduce-the-deficit-release-some-federal-inmates/ Walter Pavlo-  2/21/2013 – In 1980 there were 25,000 federal inmates and the Bureau of Prisons had an annual budget of about $330 million …. today’s inmate population of 219,000 requires a budget of $6.6 billion.  Tough Federal Sentencing Guidelines have resulted in longer prison sentences with no chance of parole (early release), while at the same time there are few prisons being built.  With the current federal prison system at 39% over capacity, what we are now faced with is a math problem.  So with budgets tight, inmate populations growing and laws that are sending first time non-violent offenders to prison for decades, what should we do?

https://www.prisonlegalnews.org/default.aspx

http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/subjects/p/prisons_and_prisoners/index.html

http://prisonnewsblog.com/

Federal Prison – http://www.weeklystandard.com/articles/who-gets-sent-federal-prisons_751430.html  9-2013

http://www.modelsforchange.net/about/States-for-change/Washington.html

http://chronicle.com/article/The-American-Police-State/142965/

and http://www.slate.com/blogs/crime/2013/11/20/usp_lewisburg_special_management_unit_how_america_s_model_prison_became.html

Parents in prison – http://www.stltoday.com/suburban-journals/old-newsboys-day/news/former-prisoner-helps-children-with-parents-in-prison/article_c145bdd8-bed6-5d40-8406-40ade312d3b3.html

Prison telephone calls – https://www.aclu.org/secure/global-tel

WA State DOC – programs 2011 – http://blogs.evergreen.edu/sustainableprisons/

Prison projects – http://blogs.evergreen.edu/sustainableprisons/press-room/

Gardening – http://video.kcts9.org/video/1653770469/

Animated – very good – http://www.prisonmindfulness.org/mass-incarceration-in-the-us/

Corporations no longer investing in private prisons

http://truth-out.org/news/item/23299-corporations-divest-nearly-60-million-from-private-prison-complex

http://colorofchange.org/press/releases/2014/4/23/major-corporations-divest-nearly-60m-private-priso/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODFLXTx9bmM#t=34 – Gary Mohr on Ohio Governor

Monroe Prison – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDYxM-5mcl8&list=PLUOQSTnnJJfsHM6KQmsC4c58_ftT6_3k9 – Mom Honey Jo Herman

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnbC2Tii0-8&list=PLUOQSTnnJJfsHM6KQmsC4c58_ftT6_3k9 – Monroe prisoner

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFDKHFsVRnY&list=PLUOQSTnnJJfsHM6KQmsC4c58_ftT6_3k9  – Rosa Visser, yoga

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nO20TBCU51c&list=PLUOQSTnnJJfsHM6KQmsC4c58_ftT6_3k9 – Monroe prison – healing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDtIZZiySgA&list=PL_W1Mq2lh446C875AyHSC0gvx81FwA2I3  Drug courts

Monroe, WA schools in prison – https://www.youtube.com/watch?

The IF Project – http://www.theifproject.com/

Benton County, WA – debtors prisons – http://o.canada.com/news/u-s-jails-becoming-debtors-prisons

Solitary Confinement – http://www.yesmagazine.org/peace-justice/six-signs-that-reform-of-solitary-confinement-is-coming

 

 

Three Strikes Law

Three Strikes Law – Calif. – http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/cruel-and-unusual-punishment-the-shame-of-three-strikes-laws-20130327?print=true

 

Homelessness

http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2013/09/19/2629581/criminalizing-homelessness/

Debtors prison – http://www.theguardian.com/money/2014/mar/02/poor-for-profit-probation-prison-georgia

 

Mental Illness

Sen Creigh Deeds – Virginia – Son Gus, Mental Illness, stabbed Sen, then suicide

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2014/01/27/creigh-deeds-no-reason-to-believe-there-would-be-any-violence/

Legal mental health drug dangers – http://www.anh-usa.org/prescription-drugs-in-prison%E2%80%94watch-out/

Excellent! The most important lesson from 83,000 brain scans: Daniel Amen at TEDxOrangeCoast

 

 

Poverty and Decision Making study – http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/poverty-strains-cognitive-abilities-opening-door-for-bad-decision-making-new-study-finds/2013/08/29/89990288-102b-11e3-8cdd-bcdc09410972_story.html