The New School | National Project Explores the History and Future of Mass Incarceration through Exhibition and Story Exchange

April 4, 2016
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NEW YORK, April 4, 2016—This month, a New School-led coalition of 500 university students and formerly incarcerated individuals from 20 cities launches States of Incarceration, the first national traveling multi-media exhibition and coordinated public dialogue to explore the history and future of mass incarceration in the United States.

The exhibition and project, the culmination of two years of planning and discussion between the participating communities, is a national public reckoning with one of the most pressing issues facing the country. Using many tools of truth and reconciliation processes, the 20 communities explored the deep historical roots of incarceration, shared personal stories related to the issue, and strategized ways of enacting policy change.

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