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(DC) Education for Liberation: The Politics of Promise and Reform Inside and Beyond America’s Prisons

November 14, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm EST

Prisoner rehabilitation programming is one of the most contested criminal justice polices today. Are our prisons designed for corporal punishment, human improvement, or a combination?
Efforts to rehabilitate prisoners have taken a front seat in criminal justice reform debates today. Local, state, and federal support for postsecondary education and workforce readiness programs has grown, as has corporate and philanthropic efforts to provide programming to prisoners and those who have just reentered society.

To address how to better prepare individuals to successfully reenter society upon their release from prison, AEI will release a book in 2018 on the current debates, challenges, and opportunities surrounding these programs, written by experts working in policy, on college campuses, in prisons, and in the private sector. Join us as these authors, in addition to advocates, returned citizens, and other experts, discuss the promise, history, and future of prison education and reentry programs.

Join the conversation on social media with #ReentryatAEI.


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