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Essay

The Keeper and the Kept

The carceral system dehumanizes not just the people we condemn, but also its massive workforce.

Kaia Stern

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Politics

Carceral Democrats

There is empirical evidence that Democratic governors will outspend and out-incarcerate Republicans if their reelection depends on it. That’s entirely avoidable.

Anna Gunderson

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Crimmigration

Immigration Imprisonment Is a Choice

Quickly, legally, and unilaterally, the Biden administration could easily free tens of thousands trapped in ICE detention. Whether it wants to is another story.

César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández

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EARLIER THIS WEEK ON INQUEST

Decarceral Pathways

The Entrenched Carceralism of Forensics

Maneka Sinha

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Institutions

Where Reform Goes to Die

Rachel Barkow & Mark Osler

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In the States

A ‘Warm’ Closure

Tomas Keen

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One cannot be free alone: freedom is collective.

Angela Y. Davis

beginnings

welcome to inquest

a forum for advancing bold ideas to end mass incarceration

Our Mission

Is to create a space where the voices of those doing the hard thinking and work of decarceration can come together to share ideas and be heard.

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A Note From Our Founding Editors

On why Inquest exists, and what we hope it will help to achieve.

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A WEEK IN CONVERSATION

LAUNCH EVENTS

To mark our launch, we will be joined all this week by leading thinkers and doers working toward a decarceral future.

Introduction to Inquest

TUESDAY, JULY 27 ▪ 11:00am (ET)

Andrew Manuel Crespo
Premal Dharia
Cristian Farias

Founding Editors

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Breaking Down Silos to Build a New Future

TUESDAY, JULY 27 ▪ 3:00pm (ET)

Rachael Bedard, Physician, NYC Jail System; Research Fellow, Institute to End Mass Incarceration
Dawn Harrington, Executive Director, Free Hearts
Adeola Ogunkeyede, Chief Public Defender, Austin TX

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News Reporting & Mass Incarceration

WEDNESDAY, JULY 28 ▪ 11:00am (ET)

Josie Duffy-Rice, Author
Robert Greene, L.A. Times
Darwin Bond Graham, The Oaklandside
Aviva Shen, Type Media

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What Does Progressive Prosecution Mean?

THURSDAY, JULY 29 ▪ 11:00am (ET)

Larry Krasner, District Attorney, Philadelphia
Aramis Ayala, Former State’s Attorney for the 9th Judicial Circuit of FL (3)
Jody David Armour, Professor of Law, University of Southern California
Brittany White, Organizer, Live Free; Organizing Fellow, Institute to End Mass Incarceration

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