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Oklahoma Approves Largest Single-Day Commutation in U.S. History (Washington Post)

November 6, 2019 In the Press

Kim Bellware of The Washington Post reports on the recent commutation in Oklahoma of 527 people serving low-level drug and nonviolent offenses.

ACLU Unveils Smart Justice Blueprints to End Mass Incarceration State-by-State

October 21, 2019 In the Press

The Blueprints are the product of two and a half years of collecting data, analyzing policies, and learning from people directly impacted by our nation's mass...

PEN America Launches Second Annual America Prison Writing Awards Anthology

September 24, 2019 In the Press

Last Thursday at the Brooklyn Book Festival, PEN America launched their second annual PEN America Prison Writing Awards anthology, As I Hear the Rain.

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.”