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Carceral Spaces as Sites of Cultural and Leisure Production
Do prison rehabilitation programs forge sites of creativity, pleasure, and leisure?
Michgan State University | Citizens for Prison Reform
National Traveling Venue:
Michigan History Center
702 W Kalamazoo St Lansing, MI 48915
September 8, 2018May 19, 2019
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Michigan: Carceral Spaces as Sites of Cultural and Leisure Production
Do prison rehabilitation programs forge sites of creativity, pleasure, and leisure?
Michgan State University | Citizens for Prison Reform

Using prison records, newspapers, and artifacts, this project will interrogate the different ways carceral spaces served as posssible sites of creativity, pleasure, and leisure. In doing so, it will also engage Michigan's various rehabilitation programs, including education, art, music, and sports and incarcerated peoples' experiences within these rehabailitative programs.

Our Point of View

MSU students are looking forward to engaging the exhibition this Fall in order to create their own contribution to represent the state of Michigan.

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Michigan: Carceral Spaces as Sites of Cultural and Leisure Production    Michgan State University
Do prison rehabilitation programs forge sites of creativity, pleasure, and leisure?
Michigan: Carceral Spaces as Sites of Cultural and Leisure Production
Do prison rehabilitation programs forge sites of creativity, pleasure, and leisure?
  Michgan State University

National Exhibition Venue    Michigan History Center

Public Dialogues and Events
| September 8, 2018 – May 19, 2019

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Sep 8, 2018
Ten incarcerated men who are members of a prison boxing team. Five men are standing with five kneeling in front of them. All of them are shirtless and wearing boxing shorts and shoes. In the background is a boxing ring. They are inside of a gym.

The 1937 boxing team from Ionia Correctional Facility.

Ten incarcerated men who are members of a prison boxing team. Five men are standing with five kneeling in front of them. All of them are shirtless and wearing boxing shorts and shoes. In the background is a boxing ring. They are inside of a gym.

The 1937 boxing team from Ionia Correctional Facility.

Saturday, September 8, 2018

MI: States of Incarceration Opening and Keynote

Description: 

Dr. Heather A. Thompson from the University of Michigan will talk about her 2017 Pulitzer Prizing winning book, Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy. Thompson has written extensively on the history of policing, mass incarceration and the current criminal justice system.read more…

Time: 
1 PM
Venue: 

Michigan History Center

702 W Kalamazoo St.

Lansing, MI 48915

Oct 24, 2018
Red and grey logo for the Michigan Council on Crime and Delinquency.

Red and grey logo for the Michigan Council on Crime and Delinquency.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

MI: The State of Juvenile Justice in Michigan

Description: 

In celebration of Youth Justice Awareness Month, join the Michigan Council on Crime and Delinquency as they discuss the current state of youth incarceration in Michigan. For more information and to rsvp, click here.read more…

Time: 
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Venue: 

Michigan History Center

703 W. Kalamazoo St.

Lansing, MI 48915

Nov 30, 2018
An image of Aaron T. Kinzel from the chest up in a grey suit jacket, white shirt, and blue tie. He is sitting in front of a library bookshelf.

Aaron T. Kinzel, lecturer in Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

An image of Aaron T. Kinzel from the chest up in a grey suit jacket, white shirt, and blue tie. He is sitting in front of a library bookshelf.

Aaron T. Kinzel, lecturer in Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

Friday, November 30, 2018

Over Eight Decades Lost in the Carceral State (Present, Past, and Future)

Description: 

In this combined presentation and panel discussion, Aaron T. Kinzel, lecturer in Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, will provide information on and insight into America's carceral state and mass incarceration. Kinzel will then moderate a discussion with returning citizens about their current work in criminal justice reform, their personal connection to the criminal justice system, and their outlooks for the future.

Panelists:

  • Mary Heinen-McPherson, Soros Justice Fellow and the Co-Founder of the Prison Creative Arts Project at the University of Michigan
  • Cozine Welch, published author and the Managing Editor of the University of Michigan's Prison Create Arts Project,
  • ...read more…
Time: 
6 PM to 8 PM
Venue: 

Michigan History Center

703 W. Kalamazoo St.

Lansing, MI 48915

Dec 13, 2018
Kyle Kaminski wearing a grey suit and paisley tie in maroon in front of a wall.

Kyle Kaminski, Offender Success (Reentry) Administrator with the Michigan Department of Corrections.

Kyle Kaminski wearing a grey suit and paisley tie in maroon in front of a wall.

Kyle Kaminski, Offender Success (Reentry) Administrator with the Michigan Department of Corrections.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

MI: Understanding the Purpose of the Michigan Department of Corrections

Description: 

Kyle Kaminski, Offender Success (Reentry) Administrator with the Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC), will cover trends in the corrections in Michigan, as well as the approach and core programming used by MDOC to prepare those released to return to the community. The presentation will focus on the importance of education (GED, vocational, and post-secondary) and the goals of the modern MDOC, which include employment for returning citizens and the removal of post-release barriers.

Kaminski oversee education services, core programming, and reentry services. He also works within the Director's Office of the MDOC, where he is involved in carious special projects...read more…

Time: 
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Venue: 

Michigan History Center

703 W. Kalamazoo St.

Lansing, MI 48915

States of Incarceration is created by over 800 people in 18 states, and growing. We explore the roots of mass incarceration in our own communities—to open national dialogue on what should happen next. Click on a state to learn more.

States of Incarceration is created by over 800 people in 18 states, and growing. We explore the roots of mass incarceration in our own communities—to open national dialogue on what should happen next. Click on a state to learn more.

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