Learning and Unlearning the Prison System

For a week in 1842 Fred A. Packard, a public intellectual famous for his advocacy for Sunday school, toured Auburn State Penitentiary on behalf of the Philadelphia Society for the Alleviation of the Miseries of Public Prisons. He gave the world’s most famous prison facility a glowing review, marveling at the orderly schedules kept by…

Bots and Biometrics

Approximately 70 million people are on the move due to conflict, political instability, environmental disasters, and economic hardship. As a result, many states and international organizations involved in migration management are employing Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) and biometric data collection to strengthen border enforcement and streamline immigration decision-making. The state’s control of borders through bots and…