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Michigan
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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.

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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

States of Incarceration is created by over 500 people in 17 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 500 people in 17 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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