In the Press

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...

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...

New Art Exhibition and Online Event Series about Art, Prison, and Justice Opens in San José

November 19, 2020 In the Press

“Dangerous limits have been placed on the very possibility of imagining alternatives.”

New Columbia Study on the Relationship Between Children and Incarcerated Parents

October 2, 2020 In the Press

“Building on the child’s positive feelings for a parent could reduce the potentially damaging effects of separation and play a significant role in a child’s ability to...

44-Artist Show Opens at MoMA PS1 on Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration

September 25, 2020 In the Press

“The exhibition complicates the definition of crime itself, expanding it beyond the courtroom into American society.”

California Correctional Officers Required to Use Body Cameras

September 15, 2020 In the Press

“Though police forces across the country, including the Los Angeles Police Department, use body cameras, their use in prisons is relatively rare.”

Expanding the Prison-Education Conversation Beyond Pell Grants

August 17, 2020 In the Press

“Many people in prison need basic education and even literacy education first.”

Rikers Debate Project Featured in the New Yorker Radio Hour Podcast

August 11, 2020 In the Press

The Rikers Debate Project, which pairs former college debaters and current professionals with students at Rikers Island to teach the skill of competitive debate, was...

Chicago Artists Fuel the Movement for Prison Abolition

August 7, 2020 In the Press

“Sometimes there’s a rush to say we support Black lives and people of color, but the question is, ‘How are you showing up?’”

The Morgan Library and Museum Launches an Online Exhibition Focused on Justice

August 6, 2020 In the Press

Curators tour the vault, bringing seldom-seen treasures off the shelf for their close-ups.