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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.

Critical Education Publishes “Radical Departures: Ruminations on the Purposes of Higher Education in Prison”

March 8, 2019 In the Press

The ninth manuscript in the special volume for Critical Education (eds. Erin Castro and Mary Gould) has now been published.

The Marshall Project Launches “News Inside”

March 7, 2019 In the Press

The Marshall Project launches “News Inside,” a free magazine for incarcerated students taking college courses.

Opportunity: Write a Feedback Letter to an Incarcerated Writer

February 21, 2019 Opportunities

Help read submissions from incarcerated writers and compose letters of response, offering suggestions for how they can improve their work and, most important, offering...

Chris Wolfe, Teacher for the Justice-in-Education Initiative, Publishes Essay ​in the New York Times Magazine

February 8, 2019 In the Press

Chris Wolfe, who teaches creative writing at Rikers Island through the Justice-in-Education Initiative, reflects on his complicated journey of being a black officer in...

JIE Scholar Jarrell E. Daniels Featured in “Education Everywhere”

January 28, 2019 JIE Updates

“It is through education that we will arrive at a truth that is inclusive and unites us all in a pursuit of justice.”