Education – Not Incarceration –

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The aim of this project is to build a global community of people who have pursued university-level education while in prison, so that we can tap into their movement-building skills and advocate for prison-university partnership support all over the world. Exactly how the network will operate depends on the people in it.

The project has been established by Incarceration Nations Network (INN), which is a global network that supports, instigates and popularizes innovative prison reform and justice reimagining efforts around the world.

INN is a partner-led organization that is globally minded but locally grounded, attuned to problems but driven by solutions, focused on systemic change even as they work to clean up the mess of mass incarceration in the here and now. INN was established in 2019 by Dr Baz Dreisinger, an American academic, cultural critic and activist. She is a professor of English at City University of New York’s John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and is the founder of the Prison-to-College Pipeline in the US.

There are chapters of the project running in the UK (led by Ruth McFarlane) and across Europe (led by Sergio Grossi), who are both also members of EPEA.

We welcome participation from current or formerly incarcerated scholars as well as academics and others involved with education in prisons.

We believe in the power of education to change lives and transform communities.

You can sign up to join the network via these forms:

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