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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E-Newsletter: Is the problem oil prices or tax structures?

What does the price of oil have to do with cuts to higher education and healthcare? 

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Report: Too Much for Too Many

What does it cost families to live in Louisiana? 

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E-Newsletter: What do Duck Dynasty and Wal-Mart have in common?

Louisiana's $1 Billion Giveaway

Giveaways cost the U.S. taxpayers $50 billion a year


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E-Newsletter: What is Louisiana #1 in?

Out of Control: Pope Denounces Criminal Justice Systems

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E-Newsletter: Is Amnesty a Dirty Word?

Louisiana chooses amnesia over amnesty.

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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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