Laura Ciolkowski Teaches Literature Humanities at Women’s Prison
April 19, 2016
Laura Ciolkowski, CSSD Associate Director and Adjunct Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University, was recently featured in a Reuters story about the literature humanities course she teaches at the Taconic Correctional Facility, a medium security women’s prison in Bedford Hills, New York.
The course is offered through Columbia University’s Justice-in-Education Initiative at the Center for Justice. The Justice-in-Education Initiative strives not only to make higher education available to a population that has been effectively excluded from it, but also to contribute to the growing movement to end mass incarceration.
Video coverage is available here and here and here. Read the full story here.