Posts by: Bridget Conley

A tale of two prisons

On January 20, 2023 By

Prison reform efforts in Massachusetts have revealed a tale of two prisons. There is the rhetorical prison that exists in Department of Correction’s (DOC) pronouncements and in the language of the 2018 Criminal Justice Reform Act (CJRA). CJRA was once heralded as the “blueprint” for criminal justice reform in the United States for the […]

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It is difficult to imagine how the lives of Viktor Bout and Brittany Griner could become entwined under any circumstances other than what actually happened. On December 8, 2022, the U.S. and Russia traded Bout and Griner in a prisoner swap at an airport in Abu Dhabi.

Against the backdrop of the Russian invasion […]

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‘No More Rules’

On January 31, 2022 By

A new case filed against Massachusetts’ Department of Correction presents stunning allegations of brutality against incarcerated men at Souza Baranowski Correctional Center. Why hasn’t it received more attention?

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We are pleased to announce a new occasional paper, published jointly with the Feinstein International Center, “Gender, Famine and Mortality,” by Kinsey Spears, Bridget Conley, and Dyan Mazurana.

“Gender, Famine and Mortality,” by Kinsey Spears, Bridget Conley, and Dyan Mazurana (December 2021). Published jointly by […]

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By Bridget Conley | Alex de Waal | Deborah Mayersen | Hollie Nyseth Brehm 

This alert was published by the International Association of Genocide Scholars (IAGS). The views expressed herein are the authors’ alone and do not represent the views of IAGS as an organization. 

Ethiopia: Indicators of imminent […]

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Dr. Rebecca Tapscott is a visiting fellow at the University of Edinburgh’s Politics and International Relations Department. She is also an Ambizione Research Fellow and lecturer at the Graduate Institute in Geneva (IHEID), as well as a Visiting Fellow at the Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa at the London School of Economics. Her research interests include political violence, security, authoritarian […]

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