ICOPA

Blog from ICOPA XIII Belfast Conference

International Conference On Penal Abolition ICOPA 13 Abolition, Reform and The Politics of Global Incarceration 23 – 25 June 2010 Queen’s University, Belfast Contact: Deaglan Coyle <d.p.coyle@qub.ac.uk> Day 1 at the International Conference on Penal Abolition Wednesday, June 23, 2010 http://tpcp-canada.blogspot.com/2010/06/day-1-at-international-conference-on.html Justin Piché  jpiche@connect.carleton.ca Throughout its history (1983 to present), the International Conference on Penal … Continue reading

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ICOPA History – Excerpt from “The Moving Targets of Penal Abolitionism: ICOPA, Past, Present, and Future”

By Justin Piché and Mike Larsen (Co-managing Editors, Journal of Prisoners on Prisons) The following is an excerpt from the article “The Moving Targets of Penal Abolitionism: ICOPA, Past, Present, and Future”, accepted for publication and forthcoming from the journal Contemporary Justice Review. EXCERPT BEGINS ICOPA: the emergence of an international prison abolitionist movement Since … Continue reading

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Call for Contributions for ICOPA XIII

Call for Contributions: ICOPA XIII – Thirteenth International Conference on Penal Abolition ICOPA International Organizing Committee The expansion and normalization of imprisonment as a tool for dealing with a wide range of social problems has led to the entrenched perception of prisons as seemingly permanent fixtures of the modern landscape. In most academic and political … Continue reading