Immigrant detention and mass deportation are integral parts of the prison industrial complex. A number of #statesofincarceration visitors shared their thoughts on this in the interactive portion of the exhibit. It’s imperative as we are having this conversation that the voices of those most impacted are centered.
Sometimes when people visit the #statesofincarceration exhibit, there aren’t words to describe the feelings it elicits. A tag from the interactive portion of SOI by an anonymous visitor in New Orleans.
Amazing closing weekend for #statesofincarceration @antiochcollege. Many thanks to Emily Steinmetz, Jennifer Wenker, Forest Bright, Antioch students and alumni, and the Lifers Group at Dayton Correctional for kicking off an exciting new era for States of Incarceration.
Kudos to the @nypl for supporting currently and formerly incarcerated folks in NYC and beyond. Recently HAL program manager @ablackscholar attended a conference organized by our colleagues at NJSTEP centered on the humanities in prison education. As States of Incarceration continues to grow, we are excited to continue using public humanities to mobilize around prison education at the institutional level.
Have you been listening to @earhustlesq? This podcast is recorded and produced from inside San Quentin. As #statesofincarceration continues to grow we are working harder to be more accountable to the stories and voices of those who are most impacted by mass incarceration. Each episode is a concise look at a central theme and would make a great teaching tool. Tell us what you think about the show in the comments!
In his Autobiography Malcolm X called the Norfolk Prison Debating Society his “baptism into public speaking.” To learn more about the Norfolk Prison Colony Debating Society make sure to check out #statesofincarceration at @northeastern on display at International Village until May 15.
Have you been following the #closerikers campaign? HAL is honored to be working with @justleadershipusa and @createforward on the Rikers Public Memory Project. Stay tuned for more updates! Here or on the new SOI twitter @ HAL_SOI
Imagining a future without mass incarceration at the MASS Incarceration Symposium last week @northeastern. See the #statesofincarceration in Boston at International Village. On display until 5/15. #latergram
Have you seen the latest addition to #statesofincarceration? Check out our website to learn more about life sentences in Ohio, compiled by students and faculty at @antiochcollege !
#Throwback to family day at the Hull House in Chicago. In conjunction with the #statesofincarceration exhibition, families participated in kid-friendly activities including sewing, letter writing, dance, games, photography viewing, and tours. #massincarceration #cjreform