Publications + Reports

Institute staff and collaborators disseminate their research and analysis and education on Institute core issues of race, poverty, and migration, their interconnections, and Catholic Social Teaching through a variety of publications and reports:

The JustSouth E-News is published in months in which our JustSouth Quarterly is not published, usually six to seven times a year. It usually includes articles by the staff, links to new reports and releases from regional and national sources on race, poverty, and migration, upcoming Institute events, and occasional “action alerts” about pressing social policy matters. View archives »

The JustSouth Quarterly is the principle journal for in-depth research and writing of the Institute staff and collaborators. It reflects our research, analysis and education, as well as content from our periodic conferences and events. View archives »

In addition, the Institute publishes occasional issue papers, the texts of addresses by the staff and colleagues, and JSRI conference documents as free-standing reports to supplement our regular publications. View archives »

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Quarterly: Immigration Reform in Retrospect

Salvador and Maribel Tejeda, immigrants from Honduras who have called the New Orleans area home for 33 years, are proud of the life they have built for themselves and their family in the United States.

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E-Newsletter: Christopher Sepulvado’s Execution Halted

On February 7, 2013 Federal District Judge James Brady indefinitely stayed the execution of Christopher Sepulvado because the state of Louisiana failed to provide details of its new execution protocol. At issue specifically is what drugs are utilized, who administers them, and how the drugs work.

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E-Newsletter: Ash Wednesday Execution

DeSoto District Judge Robert Burgess set an execution date for Christopher Sepulvado for Ash Wednesday, February 13, 2013.  Sepulvado, 69, has served twenty years on death row at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola.

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E-Newsletter: The challenge of building an inclusive, high-skilled workforce for New Orleans' future

The Greater New Orleans Community Data Center releases its study of the challenges facing New Orleans in terms of building an inclusive, high-skill workforce for its future economy.

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Quarterly: Stop Casting Stones

The collective failure to mourn the loss of every life and failure to recognize how every victim is one of our own marks our own inhumanity. There is a different way. This article will highlight best criminal justice practices from other cities in a subsequent article and focuses on a prerequisite of recognizing the failure of a punitive criminal justice system.

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Report: Diminishing All of Us: The Death Penalty in Louisiana

Dr. Alex Mikulich of JSRI and Sophie Cull of the Louisiana Coalition for Alternatives to the Death Penalty recently published an extensive study on the Death Penalty in Louisiana.

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E-Newsletter: Campaign to Reform Jury Selection in Capital Cases

Louisiana Catholics Committed to Repeal of Death Penalty joins Louisiana for Alternatives to the Death Penalty in a campaign to reform jury selection in death penalty cases.
 

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E-Newsletter: New Study on the Death Penalty in Louisiana

JSRI and the Louisiana Coalition for Alternatives to the Death Penalty collaborate on a new study of the death penalty in Louisiana in light of Catholic social thought.

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Quarterly: Louisiana’s Historic Opportunity to End the Death Penalty and Affirm Life

In September 2011, Louisiana Catholics Committed to the Repeal of the Death Penalty publicly launched its campaign to end the death penalty in Louisiana. The Louisiana Conference of Catholic Bishops initiated this campaign in 2010. This essay highlights key findings of a comprehensive study of Louisiana’s use of the death penalty that I have conducted over the past year.

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Quarterly: Louisiana’s Historic Opportunity to End the Death Penalty and Affirm Life

Alex Mikulich announces the launch of the new Louisiana Catholics Committed to the Repeal of the Death Penalty and the background in Louisiana on the use of the death penalty.

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