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New York State Senate Passes ‘HALT’ Solitary Confinement Act

March 19, 2021 In the Press

“We remember the names Layleen Polanco, Kalief Browder, and Benjamin van Zandt, and the countless others whose lives have either been taken or destroyed by solitary...

New Bill Tries Again to Make Prison Phone Calls Completely Free

March 2, 2021 In the Press

“Decades of research have shown that keeping in touch with loved ones while incarcerated significantly improves an individual’s chance for successful reentry when they...

Short Documentary Highlights Columbia University’s Justice Through Code Program

February 22, 2021 In the Press

The JTC program works to solve the crisis of mass incarceration by offering life-changing access to career-track opportunities in the technology industry to people...

Bernard Harcourt and 13/13 Seminar Event Series Featured in the Intercept

February 10, 2021 In the Press

“The calls from activists and lawmakers go well beyond asking Biden to issue a moratorium, which would leave people on federal death row vulnerable to execution in the...

MoMA PS1 Exhibit Highlighting Incarcerated Artists Featured in the Atlantic

February 10, 2021 In the Press

“A particular set of constraints confronts incarcerated artists in their work: very little space, very few materials, but almost endless time.”

Former JIE Instructor Featured in New York Times Magazine Cover Story

February 3, 2021 In the Press

Dan-el Padilla Peralta, a former instructor in Columbia’s Justice-in-Education program, is featured in the cover story of the New York Times Magazine.

In Large-Scale Quilts, Jesse Krimes Memorializes Those Subsumed by Incarceration

December 15, 2020 In the Press

“‘American Rendition’ interweaves materials cherished by current and formerly incarcerated people into contemplative scenes.”

The Case for Vaccinating Incarcerated People First

December 10, 2020 In the Press

Bad health care should never be part of someone’s penal sanction. Nor should we ignore failings on this front on the grounds that the people facing a health crisis are...

County Jail Limits Inmates’ Access to Books

November 20, 2020 In the Press

Studies show that reading can improve mental health and is even used as a form of therapy. In Brazil and Italy, inmates can reduce their sentence by three days for every...

New Art Exhibition and Online Event Series about Art, Prison, and Justice Opens in San José

November 19, 2020 In the Press

“Dangerous limits have been placed on the very possibility of imagining alternatives.”