PRISON: RACE, TERROR, INJUSTICE

Hearing Room 2  |  3:30pm–4:30pm
Presented by: Stanford University Press

Michel Foucault famously described prison as “the detestable solution, which one seems unable to do without.” On this panel, a professor of criminal justice and the editor of a first-person account of imprisonment in Guantanamo Bay bring their experience and work to bear on the problem of prison, the detestable solutions it proposes, and the excruciating denial of justice it delivers.

NICOLE GONZALEZ VAN CLEVE is Assistant Professor at Temple University in the Department of Criminal Justice, with courtesy appointments in the Department of Sociology and the Beasley School of Law. Her book Crook County: Racism and Injustice in America's Largest Criminal Court, is based on over 1,000 hours of observation.

DANIEL HARTNETT NORLAND is a high school history teacher at La Jolla Country Day School in San Diego. Together with Kathleen List and Jeff Rose, he helped Lakhdar Boumediene and Mustafa Ait Idir write Witnesses of the Unseen: Seven Years in Guantanamo, a first-person account of the time they spent in America’s most notorious prison before winning a landmark Supreme Court case and establishing their innocence.

ERIC TAYLOR (moderator) was born and raised in Berkeley, California and graduated from UC Berkeley. He lives in Oakland, CA, where he is finishing up a novel.