Discipline & Punish: Reckoning with the Death Penalty and Mass Incarceration in Texas and Beyond
2:45 pm - 3:30 pm
Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Austin-based journalist and Insider Prize organizer Maurice Chammah (Let the Lord Sort Them), criminologist and UT-Austin visiting scholar Reuben Jonathan Miller (Halfway Home), and Atlantic Center for Capital Representation director Mark Bookman (Descending Spiral: Exposing the Death Penalty in 12 Essays) gather to discuss a carceral system designed for people within it to fail, primitive punitive practices, and the death penalty itself: a decades-old Supreme Court ruling that once deemed it unconstitutional; the practice’s resulting resurgence, especially in Texas; and its future.

Sponsored by The Atlantic

  • Moderator: Elizabeth BruenigAtlantic staff writer
  • Format: This is a live, virtual event on CrowdCast (RSVP link above).
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Maurice Chammah, Marc Bookman, , Let the Lord Sort Them: The Rise and Fall of the Death Penalty, A Descending Spiral: Exposing the Death Penalty in 12 Essays, Halfway Home: Race, Punishment and the Afterlife of Mass Incarceration y


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