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Syllabus: A History of Poverty

December 18, 2018 JIE Updates

This is the syllabus for a course taught in 2017 at a maximum-security New York State prison. The course investigates the history of American poverty from the colonial...

Announcing the 2018-2020 Social Justice Institute Cohort

September 5, 2018 Opportunities

The BCRW Social Justice Institute is thrilled to welcome the 2018-2020 cohort, with Artist-in-Residence La Vaughn Belle, Researcher-in-Residence Mariame Kaba,...

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Opportunity: Justice Fellows Policy Program

October 13, 2020 Opportunities

The Education Trust (Ed Trust) is excited to launch their Justice Fellows Policy Program, a vibrant and nurturing community of practice of directly impacted, formerly...

New Columbia Study on the Relationship Between Children and Incarcerated Parents

October 2, 2020 In the Press

“Building on the child’s positive feelings for a parent could reduce the potentially damaging effects of separation and play a significant role in a child’s ability to...

44-Artist Show Opens at MoMA PS1 on Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration

September 25, 2020 In the Press

“The exhibition complicates the definition of crime itself, expanding it beyond the courtroom into American society.”

Justice-in-Education Scholar Helps Make a Mobile App Alternative to 911

September 25, 2020 JIE Updates

Justice-in-Education Scholar Tomás Correa is part of the team of formerly incarcerated software engineers who built a no-police alternative to 911.

California Correctional Officers Required to Use Body Cameras

September 15, 2020 In the Press

“Though police forces across the country, including the Los Angeles Police Department, use body cameras, their use in prisons is relatively rare.”

Expanding the Prison-Education Conversation Beyond Pell Grants

August 17, 2020 In the Press

“Many people in prison need basic education and even literacy education first.”

Rikers Debate Project Featured in the New Yorker Radio Hour Podcast

August 11, 2020 In the Press

The Rikers Debate Project, which pairs former college debaters and current professionals with students at Rikers Island to teach the skill of competitive debate, was...

Chicago Artists Fuel the Movement for Prison Abolition

August 7, 2020 In the Press

“Sometimes there’s a rush to say we support Black lives and people of color, but the question is, ‘How are you showing up?’”

The Morgan Library and Museum Launches an Online Exhibition Focused on Justice

August 6, 2020 In the Press

Curators tour the vault, bringing seldom-seen treasures off the shelf for their close-ups.

New Bill Allowing CANY to Adequately Report on Prison Conditions Passes New York State Assembly and Senate

July 27, 2020 In the Press

Assembly Bill A10194, which permits the correctional association to access, visit, inspect, and examine all state correctional facilities has passed the NY State Assembly...