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

Beyond the Bars Open Mic Night

The 2018 Beyond the Bars Fellowship Presents a night of music and spoken word against prisons and jails Friday, February 23, 2018 from 7pm-9pm at the Fortune Society, 625 W. 140th Street. We invite all individuals, in particular those directly and indirectly impacted

New York Premiere of Survivors Guide to Prison

Gina Belafonte, Adrian Grenier, David Arquette, Danny Trejo & Jesse Williams in partnership with Columbia University’s Center for Justice cordially invite you as our guest to attend the    New York Premiere of Survivors Guide to Prison Wednesday, February 21st @ 7:00 pm  Landmark

Beyond the Bars 2018 Conference: Register Now!

Just added to the Friday night line up is the First Lady of NYC. Yes, Chirlane McCray will be kicking off the event with opening remarks.  Learn more about the First Lady at The Official Website of the City of New... READ MORE