War on Drugs or War on Us?

Featuring Dr. Carl Hart – Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology and Psychiatry at Columbia University

Reducing Incarceration Symposium Video

We were fortunate to film all of the Reducing Incarceration: Endless Punishment, Long-Term Sentences, and Aging in Prison — or Release and Reentry Symposium.   The video footage of all four panels is below starting with the first panel.  A full... READ MORE

Prison Narratives: Changing the Story

Please join the African and African American Studies Department, Urban Male Initiative, Women’s Studies Program and City and Humanities Program for an exciting line-up of events changing the conversation about mass incarceration. 12:30:   Poetry Slam via Skype from inside

Reducing Incarceration Symposium – Recap

All of us at The Justice Initiative are extremely thankful to everyone who helped to organize the symposium, to all of our esteemed panelists and moderators, to all of the attendees who joined us throughout the day and all of... READ MORE

Educational Justice Symposium

REFRAME the conversation around education and youth involved in the juvenile justice and foster care systems. Join us for an afternoon/evening of arts, media, & conversation with distinguished guests, including: Cris Beam, author and professor, Columbia and NYU Michelle Fine, Ph.D., professor in Social/Personality

The Institutional Effects of Incarceration

WHO: Jason Schnittker is a Professor of Sociology and H&SS Program Site Co-Director at the University of Pennsylvania. His research explores the intersection of genes and environments in shaping well-being, as well as the relationship between incarceration and the health of