Recent News

MoMA PS1 Exhibit Highlighting Incarcerated Artists Featured in the Atlantic

February 10, 2021 In the Press

“A particular set of constraints confronts incarcerated artists in their work: very little space, very few materials, but almost endless time.”

Former JIE Instructor Featured in New York Times Magazine Cover Story

February 3, 2021 In the Press

Dan-el Padilla Peralta, a former instructor in Columbia’s Justice-in-Education program, is featured in the cover story of the New York Times Magazine.

“Rethinking Justice” Awarded an Action Grant from Humanities New York

January 27, 2021 JIE Updates

The Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities received a $4,606 action grant for Rethinking Justice.

Special Issue of Synapsis on Justice-in-Education and Covid-19

January 25, 2021 JIE Updates

Justice-in-Education and Covid-19 collects auto-ethnographies of incarcerated and formerly incarcerated writers as they respond to the initial Covid-19 lockdown in NYC.

Opportunity: PEN America's Writing for Justice Fellowship

January 25, 2021 Opportunities

PEN America’s Writing for Justice Fellowship commissions writers to create written works of lasting merit that illuminate critical issues related to mass incarceration...

In Large-Scale Quilts, Jesse Krimes Memorializes Those Subsumed by Incarceration

December 15, 2020 In the Press

“‘American Rendition’ interweaves materials cherished by current and formerly incarcerated people into contemplative scenes.”

The Case for Vaccinating Incarcerated People First

December 10, 2020 In the Press

Bad health care should never be part of someone’s penal sanction. Nor should we ignore failings on this front on the grounds that the people facing a health crisis are...

New Columbia Course on Technology, Democracy, and the Question of the Human (Spring 2021)

December 10, 2020 Opportunities

Professor Neni Panourgiá has created “‘Man-machine’: Medical Technology, Democracy, and the Question of the Human” a course open to students at Columbia University and...

Opportunity: Paralegal Pathways Initiative

December 8, 2020 Opportunities

The Paralegal Pathways Initiative seeks to amplify the talents and perspectives of formerly incarcerated individuals by connecting them with employment opportunities in...

County Jail Limits Inmates’ Access to Books

November 20, 2020 In the Press

Studies show that reading can improve mental health and is even used as a form of therapy. In Brazil and Italy, inmates can reduce their sentence by three days for every...