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    Women in the Criminal Justice System

    A House Judiciary subcommittee held a hearing examining women in the criminal justice system. Among the witnesses were Piper Kerman, author of Orange is the New Black, and Cynthia Shank, a…

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    Incarceration and the Criminal Justice System

    The Atlantic, a magazine and multi-platform publisher, hosted a series of discussions on incarceration and the criminal justice system. Speakers included Senate Judiciary Committee members…

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    Federal Prison System

    A panel of advocates and a panel of Justice Department officials testified on the effectiveness of the federal prison system. The first group of witnesses, which included Piper Kerman, author of Orange…

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    Criminal Justice Reform

    Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Al Franken (D-MN), Representatives James Sensenbrenner (R-WI) and Danny Davis (D-IL), and others talked about efforts to reform the criminal justice system.…

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    Solitary Confinement in U.S. Prisons

    Federal Bureau of Prisons Director Charles Samuels testified at a hearing on the use of solitary confinement in U.S. prisons. The U.S. holds more prisoners in isolation than any other…

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    Perspectives on Crime and Punishment Panel

    Two authors talked about their books about the precariousness of life in conversation with Elizabeth Taylor. Topics included prison reform, recidivism, and family support systems. The panelists…

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    After Words with Piper Kerman

    Piper Kerman, a Boston-bred, Smith graduate, details her experience within the legal system after being convicted on money-laundering and drug-trafficking charges in 1998. She later served…

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