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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.

Justice-in-Education Scholars Program Director Nicole Callahan and Public Humanities Fellows Nicole Gervasio and Emily Hainze featured in Public Books' Virtual Roundtable on Engaged Scholarship and Teaching.

September 22, 2017 In the Press

Justice-in-Education Scholars Program Director Nicole Callahan and Public Humanities Fellows Nicole Gervasio and Emily Hainze featured in Public Books' Virtual Roundtable...

The Crisis of Criminalization: A Call for a Comprehensive Philanthropic Response Report Released

September 22, 2017 Press Releases

This report is an urgent call for a comprehensive philanthropic response to the growing crisis of criminalization. Over the past decade mass incarceration – the reality...

The June Jordan Fellowship

September 15, 2017 Opportunities

The Center for Justice at Columbia University announces the June Jordan Fellowship, named in honor of the renowned Harlem-born poet and activist. In each of the next two...

Carl Hart, Professor of Psychology, writes OpEd in New York Times on the Opioid Emergency

August 22, 2017 In the Press

Dr. Carl Hart, Dirk Ziff Professor of Psychology, has written an article on the Opioid Emergency in this weekend's New York Times. 

Justice Scholar in the Justice in Education Initiative featured on a Full Frontal with Samantha Bee segment in June!

August 2, 2017 JIE Updates

Camilla, Justice Scholar in the Justice in Education Initiative, was featured on a Full Frontal with Samantha Bee segment in June! 

Justice-in-Education Scholar Topeka K. Sam writes op-ed for Open Society

July 31, 2017 In the Press

Justice in Education Scholar Topeka K. Sam has been featured on Open Society with an op-ed on America’s Probation & Parole Systems. Click here to read the article. 

Justice-in-Education Initiative featured as the cover story for Columbia Magazine’s summer ‘17 issue

July 31, 2017 In the Press

The current cover story in the Columbia Magazine is an article about the Justice-in-Education Initiative. Reporter James S. Kunen examines happens when you bring college...