From The Inside Out: Project Launch Exhibition

FROM THE INSIDE OUT Project Scope: Changing perceptions about people in prison This project is a 24-month long artistic response to the misperceptions of people in prison fostered through stereotypical mainstream media representations of prison life and the people who

Introduction to Peacemaking Circles with Kay Pranis

Introduction to Peacemaking Circles with Kay PranisMarch 29th and 30th 9:30am – 4:30pm – Both days are required Teachers College About Peacemaking Circles The Peacemaking Circle training is an opportunity for anyone interested in conflict resolution, community building or restorative

Justice Working Group Talk: Dark Inquiry, creators of Bail Bloc

Spring Justice Working Group Series: Mark Hansen and Michael Krisch, Graduate School of Journalism, Columbia University Date: Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 Time: 4-6pm Location: Jerome Greene Annex (see directions below) Please join us for our second talk in the Spring

After Attica: Criminal Justice and Mass Incarceration

DESCRIPTION History doesn’t always speak so directly to the present, but Heather Ann Thompson’s Pulitzer-winning account of the 1971 Attica Uprisings is in direct conversation with more recent coverage by the New York Times, also recognized by Pulitzer for investigative

Beyond the Bars 2018 Recap! Videos, Photos and More

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the 8th annual Beyond the Bars Conference, this year focusing on the efforts to close jails and prisons.  We are continually humbled by the strength and diversity of the movement to end... READ MORE


Hello Friends,   Please share this opportunity throughout your networks and specifically with currently and formerly incarcerated artists. The Confined Arts is looking for new and existing artists to collaborate with the From the Inside Out project. Selected artists will... READ MORE

Meet our 2017-18 Beyond the Bars Fellows

Our current Fellows come from many schools across Columbia (Social Work, Teachers College, Columbia Law School, and Columbia College), other colleges (Union Theological Seminary and New York University) and a variety of different community and government organizations (the Fortune Society,... READ MORE


Beyond the Bars: Closing Jails and Prisons March 1-4, 2018 The 8th annual Beyond the Bars Conference of the Center for Justice at Columbia University seeks to contribute to the growing movement to close jails and prisons as a part