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Norman Redlich Capital Defense Distinguished Service Award Presented to Professor Bernard Harcourt

July 31, 2019 In the Press

The Committee on Capital Punishment of the New York City Bar Association unanimously voted to award Columbia Law School Professor Bernard E. Harcourt the Norman Redlich...

Recent Columbia Newsletter Focuses on Criminal Justice Initiatives

July 9, 2019 In the Press

The latest Columbia Newsletter focuses on criminal justice initiatives happening on campus.

Two New Reports on Pathways from Prison to Postsecondary Education

June 1, 2019 In the Press

Two new reports were released on the Vera Institute for Justice's project: Unlocking Potential: Pathways from Prison to Postsecondary Education.

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.