Following the recent passage of the First Step Act, correctional education and workforce programs have become a frequent topic in helping incarcerated individuals return to society as productive and law-abiding citizens. Yet, prisoner rehabilitation programming is arguably one of the most contested criminal justice policies of our time. Are prisons designed for corporal punishment, human improvement, or both?
Join us as the authors of “Education for Liberation: The Politics of Promise and Reform Inside and Beyond America’s Prisons” discuss the promise, history, and future of correctional education and reentry programs.
This event took place on March 19, 2019.
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