On the Implications of the Word “Lockdown”
Dr. Baz Dreisinger Talks to Paul Holdengraber on the Quarantine Tapes
Hosted by Paul Holdengräber, The Quarantine Tapes chronicles shifting paradigms in the age of social distancing. Each day, Paul calls a guest for a brief discussion about how they are experiencing the global pandemic.
On today’s episode, Paul and Dr. Baz Dreisinger discuss the implications of using language from the criminal justice system (i.e. “lockdown”) to describe conditions during the pandemic, the public health crisis occurring within the American prison system, and what it would look like to move toward a restorative justice model.
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Dr. Baz Dreisinger is a writer, producer, agitator and activist. She is the author of Incarceration Nations: A Journey to Justice in Prisons Around the World; Executive Director of the Incarceration Nations Network; Professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice; and Founder of the Prison-to-College Pipeline.