While the coronavirus highlights the pernicious crisis of mass incarceration, and mass protests highlight our dangerously outdated and racially biased penal system, we can’t help but notice that one solution isn’t included in the conversations often enough: higher education. With 2.3 million people currently behind bars and 77 million people with criminal records in the United States, a […]
Author Archives: Lucy Lang
Lucy is a former prosecutor, college-in-prison educator and the director of the Institute for Innovation in Prosecution at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. She is also the author of "March On!," a children’s book that honors the passage of the 19th Amendment.