JIE participant Wilfredo Laracuente presents at Eastern State Penitentiary

On April 17, 2024, JIE participant Wilfredo Laracuente will be part of an Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site panel on Justice 101: Exploring the 13th Amendment and the Persistence of Forced Labor in Prisons. Justice 101 is a new series from the Center for Justice Education at Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site to examine the history of the justice system in America from the Historic Site’s founding to today and the impact it has on our society, citizens, and world.

Learn more about the event here.

Bio
Wilfredo Laracuente
(he/him) is an advocate, educator, and formerly incarcerated leader working with detainees on transitional skills on Rikers Island. He aims to provide a voice for incarcerated people by not only providing insight into the struggles that incarcerated people face daily, but actively working towards deconstructing the harmful and dehumanizing nature of prison. Most recently, Wilfredo was a community organizer with the Office of The Community Liaison.