by Peter Wagner, October 29, 2006

Thehim at DailyKos uses our new interactive tool to discuss the political implications of counting prisoners in: Drug War Roundup.

by Peter Wagner, October 24, 2006

Blog Reload uses our new interactive tool to write about how the Census Bureau’s method of counting prisoners as prison town residents results in Prison-based Gerrymandering

by Peter Wagner, October 23, 2006

Scott Henson blogs about our new research tool in Census counts prisoners as rural residents on Grits for Breakfast.

by Peter Wagner, October 21, 2006

The League of Women Voters of Dallas has written a Dallas Morning News editorial Prisoner data fix would restore equal access calling for the state of Texas to adjust Census data to count people in prison at their home addresses. In 2004, we released Importing Constituents: Prisoners and Political Clout in Texas documenting the distortion the Census Bureau is causing in each legislative district in the state.

by Peter Wagner, October 20, 2006

The New York Times‘ Clyde Haberman cites our research in this great column Fresh Insights for Albany, Gleaned Behind Bars available only in print and to TimesSelect subscribers.

by Peter Wagner, October 14, 2006

Ben Greenberg blogs that the Census Bureau’s Own Study Says Bureau Should Stop Miscounting Prisoners, on Hungry Blues

A new documentary considers the controversial institution of capital punishment in America through the eyes of Stephen Bright, the nation's leading anti-death penalty lawyer.

by Peter Wagner, October 3, 2006

movie thumbnailFighting for Life in the Death-Belt, a new documentary film narrated by Ani Difranco, will have its New York City premiere on the October 14th at the Kaufmann Concert Hall at the 92nd Street Y.

The film considers the controversial institution of capital punishment in America through the eyes of Stephen Bright, the nation’s leading anti-death penalty lawyer. For twenty years Bright has defended death row inmates deep in the heart of America’s “death-belt” — the Southeastern States where 90% of executions occur.

There he has built the Southern Center for Human Rights (SCHR), a renowned public interest law firm.The film follows Bright and the SCHR in the final days and hours, as they desperately fight to spare two clients from execution. Although both men stand convicted of horrible crimes, these defense attorneys never waiver in their dedication, and present compelling arguments against the criminal justice system that seeks to end their clients’ lives.

The event is a benefit for the Stephen Bright Fellowship at the Southern Center for Human Rights.

[Editor’s note, July 7, 2014: the full film is now available here.]

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