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Marina Speaks!

November 24, 2022

Way Down in the Hole tells the stories of people incarcerated and staff working in solitary confinement units. In this final installment, hear Marina, a Black woman incarcerated in solitary confinement describe what it feels like to be forgotten and…

Correctional Officer Travis Speaks!

November 17, 2022

Way Down in the Hole tells the stories of people incarcerated and staff working in solitary confinement units. In the third installment, correctional officer Travis, a white man who has worked in solitary confinement for more than a decade, talks…

A conversation with NPR’s Melissa Harris Perry

November 11, 2022

Earl Smith and Angela Hattery were featured on NPR’s The Takeaway with Melissa Harris Perry. Listen to the conversation to learn more about the use of solitary confinement in the United States and the impact of solitary confinement on both…

Shaniqua Speaks!

November 10, 2022

Way Down in the Hole tells the stories of people incarcerated and staff working in solitary confinement units. In the second installment, hear Shanique, a Black woman incarcerated in solitary confinement, describe what you lose when you are locked away,…

Announcing our newest book: Way Down in the Hole

November 3, 2022

Way Down in the Hole tells the stories of people incarcerated and staff working in solitary confinement units. In the first of four installments, hear Candy, a Black woman incarcerated in solitary confinement, describe what it’s like NOT to be…

Rutgers Discount Flyer: Way Down in the Hole

October 14, 2022

Rutgers Press Release: Way Down in the Hole

September 12, 2022

Forthcoming Book Alert: Way Down in the Hole

November 22, 2021

Way Down in the Hole: Race, Intimacy and the Reproduction of Racial Ideologies in Solitary Confinement Angela J. Hattery & Earl Smith (2022) Based on ethnographic observations and interviews with inmates, correctional officers, and civilian staff that we conducted in…

THE INJUSTICE OF SETTING BILL COSBY FREE

July 17, 2021

On the last day of June, 2021, Bill Cosby was released from prison after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled in his favor on a technicality in his sexual assault conviction.  They did not rule that he was not guilty of…

Why are there so few Black American players in MLB 74 years after Jackie Robinson took the field? | Opinion

April 5, 2021

The crux of the issue comes down to money and where Major League Baseball chooses to invest it. Seventy-four years ago, in 1947, the Brooklyn Dodgers signed Major League Baseball’s first African American player in the modern era: Jackie Roosevelt…

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