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The National Council for Incarcerated Women and Girls Launches Clemency Campaign

May 11, 2021 In the Press

The National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls launches the Clemency Campaign, which calls on President Biden and Vice-President Harris...

Artist Winfred Rembert, Who Labored on a Chain Gang, Featured in the New Yorker

May 4, 2021 In the Press

“With my paintings, I tried to make a bad situation look good. You can’t make the chain gang look good in any way besides by putting it in art.”

The Marshall Project Launches “The Language Project”

April 23, 2021 In the Press

The Marshall Project has launched The Language Project, a discussion around the language used to describe those affected by the criminal justice system.

New York State Senate Passes ‘HALT’ Solitary Confinement Act

March 19, 2021 In the Press

“We remember the names Layleen Polanco, Kalief Browder, and Benjamin van Zandt, and the countless others whose lives have either been taken or destroyed by solitary...

New Bill Tries Again to Make Prison Phone Calls Completely Free

March 2, 2021 In the Press

“Decades of research have shown that keeping in touch with loved ones while incarcerated significantly improves an individual’s chance for successful reentry when they...

Short Documentary Highlights Columbia University’s Justice Through Code Program

February 22, 2021 In the Press

The JTC program works to solve the crisis of mass incarceration by offering life-changing access to career-track opportunities in the technology industry to people...

Bernard Harcourt and 13/13 Seminar Event Series Featured in the Intercept

February 10, 2021 In the Press

“The calls from activists and lawmakers go well beyond asking Biden to issue a moratorium, which would leave people on federal death row vulnerable to execution in the...

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.

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.”