Death Penalty

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    Nashville Scene “People” Issue 2015: The Professor

    Associate professor of philosophy Lisa Guenther isn't afraid to think hard about the dark side: She studies issues related to mass incarceration, police violence and the death penalty, and facilitates a philosophy workshop with prisoners on death row. Read More

    Mar. 20, 2015

  • Vanderbilt University

    Can a torturer and killer live an honorable life?

    In the bygone era brought to life in a Vanderbilt history professor's new book, spending years in prison was considered excessively cruel and unusual while breaking every bone in a criminal's body while keeping him alive was reasonable punishment. Read More

    Jun. 12, 2013

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    Vanderbilt prison conference to rethink justice system

    More than 100 prison scholars, activists and practitioners from across the United States and other nations will gather at Vanderbilt University May 3-5 to explore issues ranging from prison rehabilitation and education to the impact of racism, gender and sexuality on incarceration. Read More

    May. 1, 2013

  • Vanderbilt University

    Rethinking prisons subject of conference

    Rethinking Prisons conference brings together more than 100 scholars, activists, and practitioners from across the US, as well as Canada and Brazil, to discuss issues raised by prisons and the death penalty. Read More

    Apr. 25, 2013

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    Lisa Guenther: “Is Solitary Confinement a Living Death Penalty?”

    There is good reason to think that long-term solitary confinement has debilitating psychological effects which render people unable to engage socially, says Lisa Guenther, associate professor of philosophy. Read More

    Mar. 22, 2013