‘The tug of war over Hart Island’

The 18 July 2021 NY Times includes an article entitled ‘The tug of war over Hart Island.’ A mile long, Hart Island is in Long Island Sound and is part of the Bronx (New York, US). Hart Island is still used as the ‘potter’s field’ for the city, with over a million New Yorkers buried […]

Posted on July 18, 2021 at 2:44 pm by MTumeinski · Permalink · Leave a comment
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‘Bedlam on the East River’

The NY Times published a book review of ‘Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad and Criminal in 19th Century New York’ by Stacy Horn. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/28/books/review/damnation-island-stacy-horn.html The review is worth reading and has lots of SRV lessons that would be worth reading and discussing (e.g., as part of an SRV discussion group). The island was called Blackwell’s […]

Posted on July 2, 2018 at 10:28 am by MTumeinski · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Iwawa Island, Rwanda

One of my (admittedly narrow) interests in human service history has been in the location of various types of human service programs, including but not limited to prisons, on islands. This NY Times article describes how the government in Rwanda has been sending beggars, homeless people and petty criminals to an island in Lake Kiwu […]

Posted on June 4, 2010 at 9:23 am by MTumeinski · Permalink · Leave a comment
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