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Boom (2016) 6 (2): 42–51.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Paige St. John Since restoring the death penalty in 1978, California has condemned more than 900 individuals, yet executed just 13. The hundreds who remain are housed at San Quentin State Prison in a highly restricted cell block plagued by suicides, drugs, mental illness, neglect and idleness. This...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 1–3.
Published: 01 September 2016
... the state and local contests that will likely have a more immediate impact on the way Califor- nians live our lives. We re electing our first new senator since 1993, and up and down the state voters have decisions to make about the death penalty, affordable housing, trans- portation improvements...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 80–91.
Published: 01 December 2016
... Nanci was organizing a squatters association (UPAC, the Union of the People of Alto do Cruzeiro) to address the lack of potable water, the hunger, the infant mortality, and the premature deaths from uncontrolled infectious disease. But it was the indignity of pauper burials in shallow, collective graves...
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Boom (2016) 6 (2): 1–3.
Published: 01 June 2016
... reform. Aviram draws on years of archival and journalistic research and builds on social history and economics literature to show the impact of recession-era discourse on the death penalty, the war on drugs, incarceration practices, prison health care, and other aspects of the American correctional...
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Boom (2016) 6 (2): 74–87.
Published: 01 June 2016
... Frank Barker, age 47. I was 16 when I committed a murder . . . They tried to give me the death penalty so they pushed it over to adult charges. I got 15 to life. I have had two parole hearings. Last time I got seven-year denial for lack of parole plans . . . I have been clean and in programs since for...
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Boom (2016) 6 (2): 98–103.
Published: 01 June 2016
.... 3 Brady Heiner, Excavating the Sedimentations of Slavery: The Unfinished Project of American Abolition Death and Other Penalties: Philosophy in a Time of Mass Incarceration, Geoffrey Adelsberg, Lisa Guenther, and Scott Zeman, eds. (New York: Fordham University Press, 2015), 13 42. 4...
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Boom (2015) 5 (3): 90–97.
Published: 01 September 2015
... story the Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer (a San Francisco native) recalled in his dissent in Glossip v. Gross, a dissent that questions the very constitutionality of the death penalty. A key line, and one that will echo into future legal battles, would not have been possible without PCR: If...
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Boom (2014) 4 (1): 18–23.
Published: 01 March 2014
... for using a weapon of mass destruction, killing four people, and wound- ing many others. He is facing the death penalty. As he lay wounded in the boat before his capture a few days after the bombing, Dzhokhar penned what he must have thought was his last testimony: TheUS Government iskilling our...
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Boom (2013) 3 (1): 70–79.
Published: 01 May 2013
... raiding a sluice box or rustling a horse could lead to summary death penalties in the gold fields. Occasionally, a softhearted bystander tried to intercede. A Methodist missionary urged a lynch mob to take pity on its prisoner, a teenaged thief, a mere tool and victim of the older criminals who had made...
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Boom (2012) 2 (4): 27–43.
Published: 01 December 2012
... of heroin by a person over eighteen to a person under eighteen could elicit the death penalty.23 These years witnessed the strengthening of a powerful association between narcotics, juveniles, and delinquency in the media across the United States. In 1954 journalist and Cold Warrior Victor Riesel...
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Boom (2011) 1 (4): 54–68.
Published: 01 November 2011
... im- prisonment and even the death penalty for certain drug of- fenses, and made drug convictions a trigger for deportation for immigrants. here were the state s ultimate sanctions: life in prison, death, and banishment. The border Patrol was deeply impacted by the rise of drug control as a federal...
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Boom (2011) 1 (3): 30–43.
Published: 01 August 2011
... trustee of the Chalcedon Institute, whose founder, Rousas John Rush- doony, advocated the death penalty for homosexuals. Even more significant than the financial support of these Orange County powerbrokers was the institutional support of the Catholic Church and, more importantly, the LDS Church, which...
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Boom (2011) 1 (3): 13–29.
Published: 01 August 2011
... become both part of electoral politics and a fourth branch of government. In 1994, Governor Pete Wilson, then behind in his run for re-election, embraced two divisive initiatives against his op- ponent, Kathleen Brown, a traditional liberal Democrat who opposed the death penalty.27 One of the Wilson...