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Davis-Kean et al. link children's self-perceptions to their math and reading achievement

Yang and Mahajan examine how hurricanes impact migration to the US

Patrick and colleagues analyze high-intensity drinking among adolescents

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Pamela Smock elected to PAA Committee on Publications

Viewing the eclipse from ISR-Thompson

Paula Fomby to succeed Jennifer Barber as Associate Director of PSC

PSC community celebrates Violet Elder's retirement from PSC

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Mon, Sept 11, 2017, noon:
Welcoming of Postdoctoral Fellows: Angela Bruns, Karra Greenberg, Sarah Seelye and Emily Treleaven

Heather Ann Thompson

Thompson casts doubt on the rehabilitative intentions of prison labor

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"Prison labour is a billion-dollar industry, with uncertain returns for inmates" - The Economist. 03/16/2017.

Prison labor is legally required in the US. At the federal and state levels, many inmates work for about a dollar per hour providing cheap, captive labor for private companies. Despite claims about the inmate benefits of such labor - including the development of marketable skills - Heather Ann Thompson says: “The vast majority of prison labour is not even cloaked in the idea of rehabilitation.”


Heather Ann Thompson

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