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Forbes
12/19/2019
Forbes

How A Liberal Arts Education Helps Felons Become ‘Civic Beings’

By Emily Chamlee-Wright Later this month, professors Chris Surprenant (University of New Orleans) and Jason Brennan (Georgetown University) will release their new book on mass incarceration, Injustice for All: How Financial Incentives Corrupted and Can Fix the U.S. Criminal Justice System. The numbers, Surprenant reminded me in… Read More 

Washington Examiner
12/11/2019
Washington Examiner

Prisoners can read Shakespeare, too

Student Shawnta Montgomery spoke inspiring words at her graduation ceremony: "Inside the walls of a classroom, you escape the walls of a cell — and you become an individual again." Montgomery was graduating from the Bard Prison Initiative program, featured in the new PBS and… Read More 

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11/26/2019
Rolling Stone

Incarcerated People Can Do More than Beat Harvard in a Debate

“College Behind Bars,” a new PBS documentary executive-produced by Ken Burns, shines a light on a program that every major university in America should be sponsoring By Jamil Smith When you watch College Behind Bars, which began last night on PBS and concludes tonight, or any… Read More 

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