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Financial Support for Women Experiencing Domestic Violence

October 27, 2023

One of the byproducts of both physical and emotional abuse is a lack of self-esteem. How can survivors overcome that? This is a great question! Part of the goal of emotional abuse is for the victim/survivor to doubt themselves, believe…

Ending solitary confinement to decrease racial disparities with prisons

July 25, 2023

By Angela Hattery and Earl Smith The Fulcrum Solitary confinement — the practice of putting incarcerated people alone in small cells to drastically limit their interactions with others — is commonly applied as a means of further punishing people who…

Dr. Smith and Dr. Hattery speak to Social Workers and Allies Against Solitary Confinement about their book Way Down in the Hole

May 8, 2023

Way Down in the Hole – the Violence of Solitary Confinement; Plus, Our Resistance in Residence Artist is Candice Wicks-Davis | KPFA

April 11, 2023

Thousands of people languish in solitary confinement every day around this country. In today’s episode, we’re in conversation with the authors of a new book: Way Down in the Hole: Race, Intimacy, and the Reproduction of Racial Ideologies in Solitary Confinement,…

Ineffective policies for gender-based violence in sports result in a lack of accountability

April 5, 2023

Angela J. Hattery, Earl Smith, Katelyn Foltz, and Marissa Kiss In the weeks leading up to the 2023 Superbowl game, San Francisco 49ers’ defensive player Charles Omenihu was allowed to play in the game against the Philadelphia Eagles after being arrested and charged…

The Center for the Study and Prevention of Gender-Based Violence Announces the Release of the Gender-Based Violence in Sports Database!

March 2, 2023

This unique database catalogs cases of gender-based violence (sexual and intimate partner violence) perpetrated by athletes, coaches, and staff as well as cases in which gender-based violence in which athletes are the victims. You can access the database here: https://smithandhattery.com/gbv…

“Way Down in the Hole” — The Agonies of Solitary Confinement (Jan 2023)

January 4, 2023

By Bill Littlefield Some readers may be surprised to learn that a high percentage of the men and women who spend time in solitary confinement have been diagnosed with severe mental illness.  Way Down in the Hole: Race, Intimacy, and…

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…