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Boom (2016) 6 (2): 4–7.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Eve Bachrach; Jason S. Sexton The era of mass incarceration is ending in California. We are sentencing fewer people to prison, prison sentences are getting shorter, and those who are released from prison are increasingly less likely to return for violating conditions of their paroles. Whether you...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 52–61.
Published: 01 December 2016
...- cent of American voters being overly dependent on the gov- ernment. That piece drew an awkward apology from Romney and earned Mother Jones the prestigious George Polk Award. Earlier this year, Mother Jones published Shane Bauer s 35,000-word story about working for a private prison in Louisiana. Its...
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Boom (2016) 6 (2): 22–31.
Published: 01 June 2016
... after a process of being validated as gang mem- bers by prison officials, and they remained there until they broke with the gang (provable only by informing on other gang members), reached the end of their sentence, or died. The extreme conditions of confinement in the SHU and the frequent use of...
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Boom (2016) 6 (2): 42–51.
Published: 01 June 2016
... incarceration suicide murder incarceration San Quentin California prison death penalty prison conditions William Noguera paige st. john The Cost of Doing Nothing Revisiting California s death row Slotted between steel and concrete, California s condemned grow old.Child stalkers, serial killers, men...
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Boom (2016) 6 (2): 98–103.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Anthony J. Williams Until December 2015, the University of California maintained $25 million of indirect investments in three major private prison corporations and almost no one knew. The UC is now the first U.S. public university system to sell its shares in private prisons, however it was...
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Boom (2014) 4 (4): 64–70.
Published: 01 December 2014
... Arts was responsible for the thousands of murals and sculptures in post offices and other federal structures. The New Deal built few prisons but many schools, in the belief that it is far better and cheaper for the nation and communities to educate their young rather than to punish them. WPA...
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Boom (2014) 4 (2): 43–54.
Published: 01 June 2014
... attitude that Smith (1996) documented in the Lower East Side in New York City. 27 The class-action lawsuit announced recently against Google and Apple for colluding to keep engineers from job-hopping may bring out a few of those voices. The charge is that engineers were essentially prisoners in their jobs...
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Boom (2013) 3 (4): 85–100.
Published: 01 December 2013
... conditions themselves create a culture of violence. Counterintuitively, it s possible that you might see a safer, more humane atmosphere in prisons because prisons would be running at a reasonable capacity, and this could create renewed space for programming, and for people to feel safe without having to...
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Boom (2013) 3 (1): 17–33.
Published: 01 May 2013
.... Shortly thereafter, it also housed 243 Nikkei brought in from other camps to harvest crops when Tulean farmworkers went on strike. In May 1944, the CCC camp was converted to a prisoner of war camp for Italian and German POWs.19 Ironically, phobias about Japan had such a hold on the white community that...
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Boom (2013) 3 (1): 1–16.
Published: 01 May 2013
...- logized and objectified via space. Portraying krumping as the the sole alternative to gang violence, prison, and what seems to be certain early death the film provides viewers with the director s vision of South Central a representa- tion that disregards the plurality of black Los Angeles life The...
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Boom (2012) 2 (4): 27–43.
Published: 01 December 2012
... consume cultural contraband.20 Cold Warriors worried that juvenile narcotic use could jeopardize the country s military strength. Harry Anslinger, the director of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics, demanded more serious penalties for violations, including minimum and maximum prison terms, and more severe...
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Boom (2011) 1 (4): 54–68.
Published: 01 November 2011
... black emancipation, this essay highlights the deep and allied inequities rooted in the rise of immigration control and mass incarceration. © 2011 by the Regents of the University of California 2011 prisoners migration undocumented civil rights immigration control incarceration 54 boomca...
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Boom (2011) 1 (4): 45–53.
Published: 01 November 2011
... deportation, fines, prison bars, and walls along the border. Supporters of undocumented workers want amnesty and a clear path to US citizenship for laborers who make a valuable contribu- tion to the California economy. Neither side delves deeply into the history of migra- tion between the United States and...
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Boom (2011) 1 (2): 59–74.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Kathryn Olmsted In 1935, the state of California convicted eight Communist organizers of criminal syndicalism and sent them to prison. This article argues that the Sacramento conspiracy trial of farm labor organizers shows how California growers and their allies in state and local government used...
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Boom (2011) 1 (2): 25–42.
Published: 01 May 2011
..., there are the complexities of major demographic shifts and greater in- come disparities among Californians. Prisons and Medicaid take an ever-greater share of the tax dollar, along with other major consumers, including pensions for state workers and mandates for funding K-12. All of these costs have...
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Boom (2011) 1 (1): 36–49.
Published: 01 March 2011
... origins of many of the crises the state now confronts. An examination of other racial- ized ballot measures in post-World War II California over fair employment in the 1940s; school desegregation in the 1970s; and affirmative action, immigration, and prisons in the 1990s casts a different light on the...
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Boom (2011) 1 (1): 50–61.
Published: 01 March 2011
... the landmark recording of his concert at Folsom Prison outside of Sacramento. Cash had given many concerts in prisons, including San Quentin, near San Francisco, where one prisoner was Merle Haggard, soon to be his peer. A country superstar, Cash spent much of his time in California. According to his...