Radio Roundup, Plus, Mark Your Calendar for California’s Prison Overcrowding Case at SCOTUS
Here’s some recent radio if you’re in the mood for prison-related news:
- Angela Davis talks about the prison abolition movement on Democracy Now
- An interview with a Massachusetts prison librarian on NPR’s Talk of the Nation
And some handy links for those of you following the California prison overcrowding litigation, which has made its way to the U.S. Supreme Court:
- Oral arguments are November 30 — here’s a handy iCal import from SCOTUSblog!
- SCOTUSblog’s ongoing coverage of Plata v. Schwarzenegger, including downloads of all the briefs for the upcoming Supreme Court argument
- Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse page for Plata v. Schwarzenegger, including downloads of ALL the filings in the case dating back to its initial filing in 2001
- Three-judge panel’s 2009 Prisoner Release Order, the document that’ll be mainly at issue before SCOTUS — and a document well worth reading anyway, because it’s a veritable textbook in the history of mass incarceration
- Homepage of the Prison Law Office, the nonprofit firm that’s handled the litigation along with the law firm of Rosen, Bien & Galvan. If you scroll down that last link, you’ll note that Rosen, Bien has brought on former solicitor general Paul Clement to tag in for the SCOTUS argument
Forgive the light posting lately — reading up on Plata should keep you occupied for awhile….