The Arthur Liman Public Interest Program publishes a newsletter that reports on the activities of its fellows and the activities of the Program. All are in PDF format.
Dislocation and Relocation: Women in the Federal Prison System and Repurposing FCI Danbury for Men
(Arons, Culver, Kaufman, Yun, Metcalf, Quattlebaum/Resnik, September 2014)
Liman Senate Statement Reassessing Solitary Confinement
(Resnik/Metcalf February 28, 2014)
Senate Judiciary Committee Bureau of Prisons Oversight Hearing
Liman Statement for the Record (November 12, 2013)
Family Law Handbook (2013)
A new publication from the Liman Program's Women, Incarceration & Family Law Project
Prison Visitation Policies: A Fifty State Survey (2012)
This handbook addresses custody, child support modification, interactions with foster care agencies, termination of parental rights, and other issues of critical importance to incarcerated parents. It is our hope that this handbook may provide useful information not only to incarcerated parents, but also to legal counsel and other professionals whose work may intersect with the parental status of incarcerated individuals.
Uncoupling Pipelines to Prison
The Liman Program has published Uncoupling Pipelines to Prison, a report from a workshop co-sponsored by the American Bar Association and John Jay College of Criminal Justice. In December 2011, a group of approximately forty officials, scholars, and practitioners gathered to discuss the phenomenon commonly referred to as “mass incarceration.” The conversation focused on three areas, all of which are fueling rising prison populations: (1) over-criminalization through the erosion of intentionality; (2) criminalizing adolescent misbehavior in schools and on the streets; and (3) excessive punishment and control of those convicted of criminal behavior. Participants represented an array of views and included officials from the three branches of state and federal government, criminologists, legal scholars, practitioners, and experts in education, public policy, sociology, and comparative law. Discussions occurred over the course of a day and a half, and materials circulated beforehand enabled participants to develop a shared literature in advance of the sessions. The report provides several essays by the organizers and a summary of the discussion, including key points of consensus and divergence.
Why the Local Matters: Federalism, Localism, and Public Interest Advocacy (2009)
On March 6 and 7, 2008, the Arthur Liman Public Interest Program at Yale Law School hosted the Eleventh Annual Liman Public Interest Colloquium, Liman at the Local Level: Public Interest Advocacy and American Federalism. Scholars, advocates, students, judges, and government officials explored the role of actors at all levels of governance across the history of public interest advocacy in the United States and transnationally.4 This volume widens the conversation and brings the in-person discussions at the Colloquium to a broader audience in print form.