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Critical Education Publishes “Education and Transformation: An Argument for College in Prison”

May 1, 2019 In the Press

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

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.

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.”

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.

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...

New Report: Ending Ban on Pell Grants for Prisoners

January 17, 2019 In the Press

Since 1994, prisoners have been unable to receive Pell Grants, the primary provider of federal financial aid to low-income students.

Making New York as Progressive on Criminal Justice as Texas

January 16, 2019 In the Press

Current state law in New York allows prosecutors to conceal crucial evidence from defense attorneys and their clients until shortly before the time of trial.