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Chaz Arnett on Decarceration and E-carceration

Season 1, Ep. 373

In this episode, Chaz Arnett, Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, discusses his article "From Decarceration to E-carceration," which will be published in the Cardozo Law Review. Arnett begins by describing what "e-carceration" is and what the experience of being subject to constant electronic surveillance is actually like. He explains how the decarceration movement has emphasized e-carceration as a way of getting people out of prison, but observes that e-carceration is ultimately just a prison without walls. He reflects on how e-carceration is ultimately inconsistent with the rehabilitative goals of the decarceration movement, and argues that we need to use different approaches if we want to integrate people convicted of crimes back into society. Arnett is on Twitter at @chazparnett.

This episode was hosted by Brian L. Frye, Spears-Gilbert Associate Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky College of Law. Frye is on Twitter at @brianlfrye.

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