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By Larissa MacFarquhar Formerly incarcerated undergrads started a group on campus to offer mentoring, support, and advocacy to other former inmates.

Letting Scopes Collide at the Kaleidoscope Project  by Nicole Gervasio, Public Humanities Fellow "During the closing open mic for the Kaleidoscope Project, a diversity-based literacy and creative writing workshop that I created for underserved teens in New York City, one of my favorite students hung out while I tidied up. Five-foot-nothing with a quicksilver sense of humor, she is the tiniest soon-to-be varsity basketball player I know. I asked her how she felt about resuming school. “I’m looking forward to not being so bored all the time,” she shrugged. “But my English teachers hate me.”  

The Seminar on Public Engagement and Collaborative Research at the Center for the Humanities began in fall 2014 and runs through fall 2016. Expanding the diverse ways that the public humanities function in public life and as a public good, this project is made possible by the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

U.S. to Phase Out Use of Private Prisons for Federal Inmates

The latest edition of Justice-in-Education Scholar Isaac Scott's Confined Arts exhibition is called "Visions of Confinement" and explores issues pertaining to women and mass incarceration.

JIE Professor Christia Mercer has published an opinion piece in The Guardian title "Never mind a second chance. Our incarcerated women need a first one."

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