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" Witness in the Era of Mass Incarceration" new book by Doran Larson, Wolcott-Bartlett Chair of Ethics and Christian Evidences

Witness in the Era of Mass Incarceration works from the premise that if the law establishes and maintains both its practical and symbolic authority on the basis of its monopoly on legally sanctioned violence and the suffering threatened and delivered by such violence, then we cannot know the full human cost or concrete moral status of any legal state without human witness to the depth and manner of suffering meted out by such violence.

Larson's American Prison Writing Archive Awarded $262K NEH Grant

Doran Larson, Wolcott-Bartlett Professor of Literature & Creative Writing and project director of the American Prison Writing Archive (APWA) at the Digital Humanities Initiative (DHi), has been awarded $262,000 by the National Endowment of the Humanities (NEH).  This grant is the largest NEH grant awarded solely to a Hamilton College faculty member in 17 years.

Doran Larson's Essay in The Atlantic

DHi faculty fellow Doran Larson (American Prison Writing Archive or APWA) published an essay, "Why Scandinavian Prisons Are Superior," in "The Atlantic" on-line that should be read by those of us concerned with the American prison-industrial complex. Perhaps we could learn something from other countries?
(See full post for the downloadable article.)