This program will contextualize present-day debates about prison reform in the US within the historical roots of the British penal system as developments in prison architecture, surveillance, and jurisprudence in the US were adapted from UK precedents. An interdisciplinary group of scholars will investigate the manifestations of justice and injustice from legal, historical, artistic, architectural, and activist perspectives.
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- The Prison as a Bastion of Liberal Learning, Peter Wicks, Director, Program in Ethics, Finance, and Economics and Research Fellow, Elm Institute
- Reflections on Teaching in and about Prisons, Lauren Boasso, Lecturer and Internship Coordinator, Department of English, University of New Haven
- Killing the [I] in Prison, Randall Horton, Associate Professor, Department of English, University of New Haven
- The Impact of 20 College Courses in Prison, James Jeter, Tow Foundation Fellow, Yale Prison Education Initiative
- Yale and Prison Education: dispatches from the first classes of the Yale Prison Education Initiative, Zelda Roland, Director, Yale Prison Education Initiative