Author Archives: Cherri Gann

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Georgia

An update from law student Brenda B.: How do we treat our prisoners, and what does that say about us as a society? Despite being condemned, are prisoners entitled to civil rights (those given to us by a nation because of … Continue reading

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Learning to See

If you were given a box of crayons and asked to draw a scene from nature, you would probably first start with the green and brown crayons, maybe adding a swath of blue for the sky and a round yellow … Continue reading

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Engaged Research

I volunteered with the Hive Mutual Support Network because of its close fit with my anthropological focus – grassroots alternatives to the mental health system. And while I’ve shared how my own experiences with psychiatry connect to this work in … Continue reading

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Different Kinds of Misery

An update from Jennifer M., doctoral candidate studying prison reform: Andersonville, Georgia Standing in a muggy, buggy Georgia field, we tried to imagine Andersonville Prison as it was during the Civil War. Established as a Confederate prison to house Union … Continue reading

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Do I Believe in the Death Penalty?

An update from Bettye H., a graduate student: As a native Texan, I have always known about the prison in Huntsville. We drove past it time and time again on our way from Houston to visit my grandparents in Dallas. … Continue reading

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Alabama

An update from law student Brenda B.: Evidence shows a direct correlation between the lynchings of African Americans at the turn of the century and the modern use of the death penalty: the more prevalent the lynchings, the more prevalent … Continue reading

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Modeling and Exploring

The final stretch of my time as a Maguire fellow has brought about two critical stages of the design process: modeling and exploring applications. For the past several weeks I’ve been working to create a small collection of models. Since … Continue reading

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Equal Justice Initiative

An update from Grace C., a senior majoring in pre-law: Today we visited two of my favorite places: the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Equal Justice Initiative. I really appreciate all of the work they do to promote public … Continue reading

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Mississippi

An update from law student Brenda B.:   She shot us a quizzical look. “Now why are you going to Parchman?” Beth Henry asked in her sweet, Southern drawl. Outside Catherine’s Exquisite Edibles in downtown Cleveland, Mississippi, four of us, … Continue reading

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“Where do I go to receive justice?”

An update from Jennifer M., doctoral candidate studying prison reform: “Where do I go to receive justice?”  Anthony Ray Hinton asked this question at the end of his presentation at the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, AL. He had just … Continue reading

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