November 30, 2018 In the Press
“We are watching, in real time, a new right discourse come to define the American presidency.”
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.”
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...
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...
November 1, 2018 Opportunities
The Coalition on Adult Basic Education (COABE) is planning a special Prison Literacy Edition of the COABE Journal, slated to be published in March 2019.
October 31, 2018 JIE Updates
Cash bail removes the question of guilt and innocence from detention and replaces it with a question of economic standing: those wealthy enough to pay bail can go free.
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...
October 25, 2018 In the Press
PEN America has just announced the inaugural winners of their Writing for Justice Fellowships.
October 16, 2018 In the Press
A recent exhibition at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise featured the work of the inaugural cohort of the June Jordan Fellowship.
October 15, 2018 JIE Updates
For many prospective students, a question hidden at the very end of the application, deep in the writing section, can render all the other ticked boxes meaningless: “Have...