2023 Symposium Call for Papers

Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development Symposium

Liberty and Justice for All? Examining Shortcomings in the Rights of the Incarcerated

The Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development (JCRED) is pleased to announce a call for papers from which panelists will be selected for a Spring 2023 symposium examining shortcomings in the civil, constitutional, and human rights of the approximately two million people incarcerated in U.S. prisons and jails.

The symposium will bring scholars and advocates together to discuss how the incarcerated endure violations of those rights routinely. Panelists will also explore reform initiatives to protect prisoners' rights. We look forward to hosting an interactive symposium on Zoom or in person. We’ll make a final decision about the symposium’s live or remote format after we field submissions and select panelists pursuant to this call for papers.

Submission Guidelines

We invite you to submit unpublished, scholarly papers on prisoners’ rights and efforts to address shortcomings in those rights. We’ll select symposium panelists from the submissions accepted for publication in JCRED’s Spring 2023 symposium issue. Please email your paper abstract of up to two (2) pages, brief bio, curriculum vitae/resume, and contact information as a single Word attachment to [email protected] by Friday, October 7, 2022. If we accept your paper for publication, we’ll need the full draft (10-75 pages) by Friday, January 20, 2023. Please contact Katherin Valdez-Lazo at [email protected] if you have any questions.