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In the era of mass incarceration, over 600,000 people are released from federal or state prison each year, with many returning to chaotic living environments rife with violence. In these circumstances, how do former prisoners navigate reentering society? In Homeward, sociologist Bruce Western examines the tumultuous first year after release from prison.
Big idea: Collaborative education can help us create more justice. How: A few weeks before his release from state prison, Daniels took a unique course called Inside Criminal Justice, where he learned in a classroom alongside prosecutors and police officers, people he couldn’t imagine having anything in common with.
Congratulations to our own Jay Holder, Valedictorian, and Robert Wright, for graduating from Mercy College with their bachelor’s degree on Wednesday, June 6 at Sing Sing Correctional Facility. It was the first time either had set foot back into the prison in which they lived for almost a decade.