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Opportunity: The Petey Greene Program is Hiring a Division Manager

April 30, 2019 Opportunities

The Division Manager will work with the Petey Greene team to recruit, train, and manage all Petey Greene volunteers involved in prison education programs in...

The New York Times Magazine Profiles Prison Abolition Activist Ruth Wilson Gilmore

April 22, 2019 In the Press

For The New York Times Magazine, Rachel Kushner profiles Ruth Wilson Gilmore, the activist and scholar who has spent decades advocating for prison abolition.

Report Released on Higher Education Opportunities in New York State Prisons

April 3, 2019 Press Releases

The Prisoner Reentry Institute (PRI) at John Jay College of Criminal Justice a report examining both the history and scope of college-in-prison programs across the state....

Opportunity: Apply to Tutor Incarcerated Students through the Petey Greene Program

April 2, 2019 Opportunities

Are you interested in criminal justice? Do you believe that every person has a right to a quality education? If so, you should apply to volunteer with The Petey Greene...

Opportunity: PEN America’s Writing For Justice Fellowship

April 1, 2019 Opportunities

Applications for the 2019 Writing For Justice Fellowship will open April 1, 2019 and close May 15, 2019.

The Washington Post Publishes Essay on Visiting Prison After Being Released

March 28, 2019 In the Press

“Those of us who have known freedom and then had it taken away have a different understanding of the world from those of you who haven’t.”

Justice-in-Education Scholar Lisette Oblitas Featured on Connecticut Public Radio’s “All Things Considered”

March 21, 2019 JIE Updates

Connecticut Public Radio recently interviewed Justice-in-Education Scholar Lisette Oblitas about her life and art.

New Book: “Education for Liberation: The Politics of Promise and Reform Inside and Beyond America’s Prisons”

March 19, 2019 In the Press

This book compiles chapters written by individuals on the right and the left of the political spectrum, and within and outside the fields of prison education and reentry...

The Columbia School of Social Work Launches “Just Societies” Interview Series

March 18, 2019 In the Press

In the first video, Bruce Western and Damon Phillips explore issues around reintegrating into society after prison.