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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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The Justice Collaborative Launches COVID-19 Response & Resources Page

April 3, 2020 In the Press

The Justice Collaborative has created a Response and Resources page to share essential information, proposed policies, and other resources for activists, public...

UCLA Law Builds Databases on Prisons and COVID-19

April 3, 2020 In the Press

The UCLA School of Law has shared a growing comprehensive spreadsheet including results from a state-by-state survey of changes in visitor policies, requests for...

The Prison Policy Initiative is Tracking the Best Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 3, 2020 In the Press

What should criminal justice agencies be doing to protect public health?

Making the Case for Freeing Inmates as Coronavirus Spreads in the New York Times

April 1, 2020 In the Press

As the coronavirus spreads across America, some jails and prisons, where social distancing is nearly impossible, are beginning to release inmates.

Beyond Prisons Launches Prisoner Support Guide For The Coronavirus Crisis

March 30, 2020 In the Press

Beyond Prisons is working to build a national prisoner support guide for the coronavirus crisis that will include region-specific information.

Justice-in-Education Scholar Lisette Oblitas is a Featured Artist in New Book

February 10, 2020 JIE Updates

Justice-in-Education Scholar Lisette Oblitas is one of the featured artists in Nicole R. Fleetwood's Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration, out in April from...

Inmate-Run Newspaper Featured in Columbia Magazine

February 10, 2020 In the Press

For the past eight years, UC Berkeley professor William Drummond and his students have been volunteering to help inmates in California's San Quentin prison run a...

Opportunity: Hudson Link is Hiring for an Academic Coordinator

February 4, 2020 Opportunities

Hudson Link is hiring for an Academic Coordinator (AC) to administer the college program inside Greene Correctional Facility.

Justice-in-Education Sponsored Art Exhibit Featured in the Columbia Spectator

January 30, 2020 In the Press

The Justice-in-Education Initiative recently joined with the department of art history and archeology's “Art X Social Justice” initiative to present “Stories in Paper,”...