Envisioning Life After Incarceration: A Gendered Response

Please join The Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality (IRWGS) and the Center for Justice for the first in a series of interactive panels on women and mass incarceration and criminalization. “Envisioning Life after Incarceration” will focus on the

Why Education Matters

by Professor Geraldine Downey, Director of the Center for Justice at Columbia University Young people with a criminal history may face a lifetime of marginalization but we can support their transition to adulthood through education, says Geraldine Downey, Professor of... READ MORE

Mass Supervision and the Making of the Carceral Citizen

“Mass Supervision and the Making of the Carceral Citizen”, a talk by Reuben Jonathan Miller, PhD, Member, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ, Assistant Professor, School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago Thursday, April 27th at 4pm in room C03,

Closing Reception for “Life after Life Inside”

Join us for a celebration on the final day of our exhibition of Sara Bennett’s “Life After Life Inside”. There will be a panel featuring experts in the field of mass incarceration along with women featured in the photographs, followed

Center for Justice featured in the Columbia Newsletter

By Bashar Makhay Spring 2017 Issue   In 2014 Columbia University’s Center for Justice, now headed by Geraldine Downey, grew out of a yearlong pilot project called the Justice Initiative. Its origins date back to 2009 with the founding of... READ MORE


The Broadway Advocacy Coalition and Columbia Law School present THE INVITATION: JUSTICE INVOLVEDColumbia University – Altschul Auditorium 420 W. 118th St Sunday, April 23, 2017 7:00pm EST Press Contacts: Meghan Bartley, Nancy Goldfarb,   The Broadway Advocacy Coalition

Sara Bennett uses photography as advocacy

DEFENSE ATTORNEY TURNED PHOTOGRAPHER CAPTURES ‘LIFE AFTER LIFE IN PRISON’ BY JAMIE MALESZKA APRIL 14, 2017 The frankness of the photo makes you lean in. This is what a second chance looks like. Sara Bennett’s photo series Life After Life in Prison bears witness... READ MORE