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  • Morghan Vélez Young, Ph.D. is an educator and researcher focused on transformative opportunities for those involved in the juvenile and criminal justice systems. She consults and trains through and lectures in the Anthropology Department at Fresno State. Contact her at

Parole Punishes Everyone

By Jaime Leyva and Morghan Vélez Young Exploring the punishment of parole in the United States allows us to identify the ways that the design of parole serves as an arm of the cultural fixation [...] Continue Reading

Decolonizing Public Safety

Exploring Punishment By Morghan Vélez Young (Editor’s note: “Exploring Punishment” is a new series about the U.S. fixation with punishment that will journey beyond explorations of jails and [...] Continue Reading