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Excavating the Sedimentations of Slavery: The Unfinished Project of American Abolition

Brady Heiner

in Death and Other Penalties: Philosophy in a Time of Mass Incarceration

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823265299
eISBN:
9780823266685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823265299.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter traces the desk in the author's office at California State University back to its production in California's Prison Industry Authority—a carceral manufacturing system that, at a rate of ... More


Work in the Walled City: Labor and Discipline in California’s Prisons

Ethan Blue

in Doing Time in the Depression: Everyday Life in Texas and California Prisons

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814709405
eISBN:
9780814723166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814709405.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter discusses labor in California prisons in the 1930s. California prisoners' labor was a coercive meritocracy of promotion and demotion geared toward social control, and it mimicked many of ... More


Shifting Markets of Power: Building Tenders, Con Bosses, Queens, and Guards

Ethan Blue

in Doing Time in the Depression: Everyday Life in Texas and California Prisons

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814709405
eISBN:
9780814723166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814709405.003.0004
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter describes the braided overt and covert economies of cash, favors, contraband, sex, and sexual violence through which Texas and California institutions functioned. Select prisoners played ... More


Living with Three Strikes: Courts, Corrections, and the Political Process

E.Zimring Franklin, Gordon Hawkins, and Sam Kamin

in Punishment and Democracy: Three Strikes and You're Out in California

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195171174
eISBN:
9780199849765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171174.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter examines the impact of five years of operation of Three Strikes on the criminal and appellate courts, on the prison population, and on the politics of criminal justice reform. It briefly ... More


Introduction

Ethan Blue

in Doing Time in the Depression: Everyday Life in Texas and California Prisons

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814709405
eISBN:
9780814723166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814709405.003.0010
Subject:
History, Social History

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. This book tells the story of the Great Depression from the state prisons of Texas and California, where the misery of the ... More


A Dark Cloud Would Go Over: Death and Dying

Ethan Blue

in Doing Time in the Depression: Everyday Life in Texas and California Prisons

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814709405
eISBN:
9780814723166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814709405.003.0007
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter focuses on death and dying in Texas and California prisons in the 1930s. Mortality rates in Texas generally declined during the period, even as the prison population grew in total ... More


Epilogue

Ethan Blue

in Doing Time in the Depression: Everyday Life in Texas and California Prisons

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814709405
eISBN:
9780814723166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814709405.003.0009
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter discusses the impact of World War II on Texas and California prisons. In California, its massively overcrowded institutions grew quieter as prisoners ensnared by the Depression were ... More


Doing Time in the Depression: Everyday Life in Texas and California Prisons

Ethan Blue

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814709405
eISBN:
9780814723166
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814709405.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

As banks crashed, belts tightened, and cupboards emptied across the country, American prisons grew fat. This book tells the story of the 1930s as seen from the cell blocks and cotton fields of Texas ... More


The Second Day of Reckoning

Joel Sachs

in Henry Cowell: A Man Made of Music

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195108958
eISBN:
9780190268015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195108958.003.0034
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on Henry Cowell's imprisonment in California's San Quentin Prison in 1936 due to a morals charge involving a young man. As the spring of 1937 turned to summer, the California ... More


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