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New Books in the Arts & Sciences and Justice Forum: Celebrating Recent Work by Bruce Western
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.
JARRELL DANIELS, JUSTICE IN EDUCATION SCHOLAR FEATURED IN TED SALON: EDUCATION EVERYWHERE
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.
FROM SING SING TO COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, CONGRATULATIONS JAY HOLDER AND ROBERT WRIGHT
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.