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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.

Senate Passes Bipartisan Criminal Justice Bill

January 7, 2019 In the Press

On Tuesday, December 18, 2018, the Senate approved a bipartisan criminal justice reform bill, the most substantial in decades.

Justice-in-Education Initiative Featured by National Humanities Alliance

December 20, 2018 In the Press

The National Humanities Alliance mentioned the Justice-in-Education Initiative in their latest Humanities for All essay, “Goals of the Publicly Engaged Humanities.”

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...

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...