News

Recent News

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...

Opportunity: Right of Return—A Fellowship For Formerly Incarcerated Artists

December 13, 2018 Opportunities

Right of Return was founded in 2017 as the only fellowship opportunity exclusively for formerly incarcerated artists.

Columbia Faculty Bernard Harcourt on Trump and the Fascist Right

November 30, 2018 In the Press

“We are watching, in real time, a new right discourse come to define the American presidency.”

Nicole Callahan on Ethical Education and A Poetics of Freedom

November 9, 2018 In the Press

“So much of what really happens in our system is that people are cowed into submission, traumatized and damaged.”

EuropeNow Publishes a Special Feature on “Crime and Punishment”

November 7, 2018 In the Press

“It is in part by measuring the US prison population against the rest of the world’s that we underscore the extent to which mass incarceration is a genuinely massive...

The New York Times Magazine Profiles Progressive Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner

November 2, 2018 In the Press

For The New York Times Magazine, Ben Austen profiles Larry Krasner, the new progressive District Attorney of Philadelphia aiming to make the criminal-justice system more...

Opportunity: Call for Submissions for Prison Literacy Edition of the COABE Journal

November 1, 2018 Opportunities

The Coalition on Adult Basic Education (COABE) is planning a special Prison Literacy Edition of the COABE Journal, slated to be published in March 2019.

Rikers, The Harms of Cash Bail, and the NYC Mass Bail Out

October 31, 2018 JIE Updates

Cash bail removes the question of guilt and innocence from detention and replaces it with a question of economic standing: those wealthy enough to pay bail can go free.

PEN America Publishes 2018 Prison Writing Awards Anthology

October 30, 2018 In the Press

PEN America has published their first anthology of prison writing, which collects the winning poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and dramatic writing from their yearly Prison...

PEN America’s 2018 Writing For Justice Fellows Announced

October 25, 2018 In the Press

PEN America has just announced the inaugural winners of their Writing for Justice Fellowships.