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Activists protest against Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility's contract with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in September 2019.

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Wyatt Detention Facility reports first COVID-19 case among detainees, facility in lockdown

April 22, 2020 0 comments

An unidentified prisoner at the Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility tested positive for COVID-19, according to a daily report sent from Daniel Martin, the facility’s warden, to United States Chief District Court Judge John McConnell Jr. ’80. The prisoner is one of the 490 people currently being held at the facility.

A coalition of over 30 community organizations and faith leaders planned Friday’s car-based rally, during which dozens of advocates circled the R.I. State House.

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Amid fears of COVID-19 sweeping through correctional facilities, a rallying cry: ‘Free Them All’

April 20, 2020 0 comments

Streams of protestors drove around the R.I. State House last Friday, blaring their horns and carrying signs in support of increased releases of incarcerated people from the Adult Correctional Institutions — releases that they say have taken on a potentially life-or-death-significance, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Rachel Black ’16 testified in support of R.I. HB5196 using research from her undergraduate thesis. The bill aims to  protect those who have not paid their court fees from facing jail time for their unpaid debt.

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Recent alum testifies on criminal justice reform

February 7, 2019 Comments are Disabled

As a recent Brown alum waited to enter the hearing room to testify, a woman exclaimed from the room’s threshold: “Are you the author? Oh my god! (Your thesis) has been (essential)  for getting this issue taken up again.”

Omar Alshogre (right) and Jose Diaz (middle) shared their stories of incarceration at an event moderated by Professor Alex Winder (left).

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Former prisoners discuss incarceration

January 30, 2019 Comments are Disabled

For former Syrian political prisoner Omar Alshogre, the experience of looking into a mirror after his release from prison was shocking — he was unrecognizable to himself, with bloodshot eyes and weighing just 75 pounds.

Thomas ’21: Cancelling cancel culture

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Thomas ’21: Cancelling cancel culture

November 6, 2018 7 comments

The practice of “cancelling” is becoming increasingly common. By cancelling, I mean the process by which people mark someone as problematic and withdraw any and all prior support to ignore and exclude this person.

Talk contextualizes LGBTQ+ incarceration, prison research

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Talk contextualizes LGBTQ+ incarceration, prison research

October 18, 2018 Comments are Disabled

University professors and students gathered in Friedman Hall to discuss LGBTQ+ youth and their treatment in prisons Wednesday night.

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Pontbriant: A testament to the power of education in prison

September 5, 2018 Comments are Disabled

 Jean-Paul Sartre said, “As far as men go, it is not what they are that interests me, but what they may become.”

Kupetz ’19.5: In favor of the Brown Incarceration Initiative

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Kupetz ’19.5: In favor of the Brown Incarceration Initiative

September 5, 2018 1 comment

Jeremy Pontbriant is incarcerated in the medium security facility at the Rhode Island Adult Correctional Institute.

The six local advocacy groups that compose AMOR convened Feb. 14 to celebrate the coalition’s launch of a hotline that offers legal and mental support for immigrants and minorities.

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Local hotline provides legal support to immigrants

April 10, 2018 Comments are Disabled

Nearly two months after establishing a hotline that provides support to immigrants and minorities in Rhode Island, the Alliance to Mobilize Our Resistance is focused on making small-scale community change by offering immediate support to its callers.

D’Amico speaks about different nations’ incarceration rate

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D’Amico speaks about different nations’ incarceration rate

October 18, 2017 Comments are Disabled

Daniel D’Amico discussed his research on the incarceration rates among nations in a talk titled “Why Nation’s Jail” Wednesday night.