Sunbelt Prisons

The Clements Center for Southwest Studies at Southern Methodist University will present “Sunbelt Prisons: A New Frontier of Resistance, State Power, and Racial Oppression,” their annual public symposium on Saturday, March 24.This year the symposium is co-sponsored with the Center of the American West, University of Colorado at Boulder and SMU’s Embrey Human Rights Program. This promises to be an intense and important symposium that will address many aspects of incarceration including gender, race, and state power. The non-traditional format will feature a roundtable discussion with congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson; civil rights veteran and formerly incarcerated activist Ernest McMillan; formerly incarcerated activist and host of “The Prison Radio Program” Ray Hill; long-time civil rights and criminal defense attorney William T. Habern; director of the Human Rights Program at SMU Rick Halperin; and legal director of the ACLU of Texas Lisa Graybill.

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  1. Jennifer Seman

    Here is a link to a radio broadcast of the last panel of the symposium, featuring Human Rights and Prisoner Rights activists. It is quite moving.

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