A new issue of 4strugglemag is out. Brooke D. Coleman (Seattle): Prison is Prison. Noah De Lissovoy (Texas): Conceptualizing the Carceral Turn: Neoliberalism, Racism, and Violation. Gabriel Arkles (NYU): Correcting Race and Gender: Prison Regulation of Social Hierarchy Through Dress. David Wasterfors (Lund): Analyzing Social Ties in Total Institutions. Lisa Guenther (Vanderbilt): Beyond Dehumanization: A Post-Humanist Critique of Solitary Confinement; and Social Death and its Afterlives: A Critical Phenomenology of Solitary Confinement. Lisa Guenthers on the living death of solitary confinement: Solitary confinement does more than deprive an inmate of freedom; it violates the very structure of a person's being. Laura Gottesdiener on the unbelievable inhumanity of solitary confinement — and punishment for as little as reading a book. Are American prisons totalitarian? This question may appear curious if not ill-formed. David Kaiser and Lovisa Stannow on prison rape and Obama’s program to stop it. Rikers con job: With jail violence out of control, a bogus task force only made things worse. Beyond affirmative action: Inimai Chettiar and Daniel Solis on education and incarceration. Colin Farrelly on punishment and incarceration (in 3 parts).

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