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Prison Studies Project

TEACHING


The Prison Studies Project, in collaboration with Boston University’s Prison Education Program and the MA Department of Correction, brings together students from Harvard and students in prison. Each is part of a curriculum for college credit; classes focus on urban sociology, race, ethics, and transformative learning.

RESEARCH


The growth of America’s prison and jail populations over the last 35 years creates an array of new challenges for public policy and provokes a variety of questions about the quality of American democracy and citizenship. The Prison Studies Project conducts research to address these challenges and questions.

OUTREACH


The Prison Studies Project aims to raise public awareness about incarceration in America, promote a perspective on criminal punishment that emphasizes its connection to racial, class and other socioeconomic disadvantages, and inject into the public conversation a discussion of policy alternatives.


Should We Ever Sentence Juveniles As Adults?

May 3, 2016
Should We Ever Sentence Juveniles As Adults?: A Look At Juvenile Justice Tuesday, May 10, 2016 Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Room: Wasserstein Hall, Milstein 2036 East B Harvard Law School Debate: Teens Leading the Way (TLTW) Panel: Karter Kane Reed – Community college grad and homeowner Judge Leslie Harris – Recipient of numerous […]

Bryn Mawr College Book Club and Literacy Groups

Apr 29, 2016
Contact: Jody Cohen, jccohen@brynmawr.edu; Anne Dalke, adalke@brynmawr.edu Headquarters: Pennsylvania Degrees Offered: N/A  

Barton Prison Initiative

Apr 29, 2016
Contact: rainsw@bartonccc.edu Correctional Facilities Served: Ellsworth Correctional Facility and Learned Correctional Mental Health Facility Headquarters: Kansas

Ashland University’s Correctional Education Program

Apr 29, 2016
Program Website: ashland.edu/founders/programs/correctional-education Contacts: Program Description: Degrees Offered: Credits and Associate Degrees offered Programs Offered: Unique Features: Headquarters: Correctional Facilities Served: Population Served: Number of Students: Graduates to Date:  Year Founded:  Founders: College/University/Organization Partnerships: Funding:
  • National Directory of Prison Education Programs