Friday Morning Seminar - April 1 with Lesley Sharp - Shared screen with speaker view
Amy Moran Thomas
Good morning everyone! I’ll be off camera until the second portion of today, but very glad to see you all.
Byron Good
Good to see you, Amy. We understand baby time!
Byron Good
Kaya just wrote this morning that she cannot join. She is tied up w a session for visiting graduate students who will be joining the dept next year, we hope.
Antonio Bullon
Lesley, you may want to uncheck "presenters view" since we are seeing all the upcoming slides.
A display I find compelling. Not about death in prison, but relevant to the last slide - the number of people incarcerated in the US: https://mkorostoff.github.io/incarceration-in-real-numbers/
David Jed Schwartz
thanks for this moving talk. do you have any data re the typical ages at which inmates in hospices enter, and leave, that is ages at passing?
Seth Donal Hannah
Thank you all for a wonderful session. Unfortunately I have to leave early this morning. I’m looking forward to the rest of the Spring schedule!
Seinenu Thein-Lemelson
• Thank you so much for the deeply moving and thought-provoking presentation. I work with former and current political prisoners in Burma and was (un)surprised by the similarities in the carceral environment. One point of departure, however, is that the Burmese political prisoners hardly described ‘loneliness’ even when they are describing long years in solitary. They also shared with me that when they are injured or potentially terminally ill, they absolutely do not want to go to the prison hospital because they want to die surrounded by their comprades (prisonmates). Did the prisoners you encountered express a similar desire to stay with their prisonmates when dying? Are there any fictive kinship relations and bonds that are established in the US prison environment that ameliorates the deep loneliness?
Seinenu Thein-Lemelson
I also wondered if you could talk about “hospice” as a cultural practice and concept, as well as historical reality. For example, no professional “hospice” in Burma (volunteers or otherwise), there are just community and familial caregiving and grieving processes.
Antonio Bullon
Thank you for great talk.
Amy Moran Thomas
Sorry that I’ll have to sign off now! Thanks so much, Lesley and all, for such a thought-provoking conversation.
Michael Nathan (he/him/his)
The link that Michelle sent above similarly shifts one's conception at a deep level.
Arlene Katz
very moving and inspiring presentation. thanks
Andrea Chiovenda
look forward to seeing you all next week!
Seinenu Thein-Lemelson
Thank you for the great presentation.
Myranda Pierce (she/her)
I appreciate the description of the inability to memorialize those who pass as something remarkably in contrast to some efforts that some of us here today are working on, which is record clearance for those with criminal records. The comment on correctional officers wanting to minimize incidents for paperwork (e.g., avoiding death in the housing unit), but then those who survive are meant to carry their record with them long after any physical contact with carceral institutions, another way to control the narrative about criminalization. Thank you for sharing.
I have to go, but thank you so much everyone.
Kim Sue MD PhD
I have to hop off for another meeting. Thanks for inviting me and looking forward to seeing how this gets developed and shared. Thank you all