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Research Opportunities: From the Inside Out

People in prison, including those suffering from mental illnesses, are victims of mistreatment such as violence due to the use of excessive force and severe neglect in the form of moral exclusions and disengagement by prison guards and other staff... READ MORE

PRI to co-organise conference on women in prison

Penal Reform International and the Vance Center are co-organising a conference on Women in prison: evidence, advocacy and reform, in Bogota from 5–7 September 2018. The conference will bring together 45 women prisoners’ rights advocates from the Americas, Africa, Asia and Europe to

From Prison to College Degrees

FROM PRISONS TO COLLEGE DEGREES: A Conversation on Incarceration and the Importance of Higher Education  Join us at The Fortune Society in Long Island City on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at 6 pm for an insightful discussion on the challenges and triumphs faced

Columbia Journal 57: Call for Submissions from Incarcerated Writers

Community Outreach Program Columbia Journal’s Community Outreach Program aims to maintain and sustain space for those writers from vulnerable and at-risk communities who have traditionally been excluded from the larger literary discussion of art, taste, and scholarship. The outreach program... READ MORE

The Aftermath

DATE AND TIME Sat, August 11, 2018 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT Add to Calendar LOCATION Home Sweet Harlem 1528 Amsterdam Avenue New York, NY 10031 View Map   Over the past few years we’ve honored 28 people for

The Art of Return

DATE AND TIME Sat, August 11, 2018 3:30 PM – 6:00 PM EDT Add to Calendar LOCATION CAVEAT 21 A Clinton Street New York, NY 10002 View Map Formerly incarcerated men and women present a night of art and story

Remembering Justice-in-Education Scholar Richard Lynch

by Nicole Callahan At the end of William Shakespeare’s Henry VIII, the brilliant, powerful, and deeply complicated Cardinal Wolsey comes to a critical moment of self-recognition. He meditates there on the cruel and paradoxical cycles of the life of man, how “to-day... READ MORE

The Art of Return

Formerly incarcerated men and women present a night of art and story from inside the American criminal justice system. This year, over 600,000 people in the U.S. will return home from prison, with millions more spending time in jail. They