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PLU Presents: Way Down in the Hole: Race, Intimacy, and the Reproduction of Racial Ideologies in Solitary Confinement

April 26 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Presented by the PLU Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice
4 p.m. PDT, Monday, April 26, 2021 | Virtual Event
This event is free and open to the public.
Hear from George Mason University Professors Earl Smith and Angela J. Hattery, as they discuss what they discovered while working on their book highlighting the stories of inmates and correctional officers who work in solitary confinement units. Based on three summers of ethnography and more than 100 interviews with inmates and staff in seven prisons, what emerged was a story of deep racial resentment. Hear how building prisons in rural, economically depressed, predominantly white counties and filling them with mostly Black and Brown bodies from urban areas creates a toxic environment under which race relations emerge.


April 26
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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