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Cook County inmates register to vote

August 13, 2018 In the Press

Chicago Votes, a non-profit organization that works to register detainees who have not been convicted of a crime, has registered nearly 2,000 new voters in advance of the...

Common App Drops Criminal History Question

August 10, 2018 In the Press

Beginning in 2019, the Common Application, used by hundreds of universities around the world, will no longer ask applicants seeking college admission to disclose their...

Robert Wright essay featured on The Marshall Project

June 5, 2018 In the Press

Robert Wright, research assistant at CU Center for Justice, published a personal essay about his release from Sing Sing Correctional Facility on The Marshall Project.

Creative Time and The Fortune Society present Bring Down the Walls

May 3, 2018 In the Press

Creative Time, in partnership with The Fortune Society, artist Phil Collins and over 100 collaborators, presents Bring Down The Walls, a three-part public art project...

JIE Scholar Darryl Epps featured in Cornell Chronicle

April 19, 2018 In the Press

Darryl Epps, 2017 JIE scholar, is featured in a recent article in the Cornell Chronicle.

New York Times Article: "Senate Leaders Reconsider Ban on Pell Grants for Prisoners"

February 16, 2018 In the Press

"Senate Leaders Reconsider Ban on Pell Grants for Prisoners" by Erica L. Green, published in The New York Times, February 15, 2018.

JIE Scholar Topeka K. Sam hosts a new groundbreaking show on SiriusXM Urban View Last Mile Second Chances.

January 5, 2018 In the Press

Topeka K. Sam hosts a new groundbreaking show on SiriusXM Urban View Last Mile Second Chances. Last Mile Second Chances is a continuation of the radio documentary 'The...

Columbia Faculty Bernard Harcourt Defends Terminally Ill Inmate on Death Row

December 20, 2017 In the Press

Bernard Harcourt's article "The Ghoulish Pursuit of Executing a Terminally Ill Inmate" appears in this week's The New Yorker. 

Winning Manuscripts of PEN America’s 2017 Prison Writing Contest

December 5, 2017 In the Press

Every year, hundreds of inmates from around the country submit poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and dramatic works to PEN America’s Prison Writing Contest, one of the few...

Prison Ivy: Why NY is expanding top tier higher education in prisons

September 27, 2017 In the Press

CBS This Morning's Mark Albert reports on plans to expand prison education in New York. Interview with Columbia Professor of Philosophy Christia Mercer.