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Beyond the Gates: The Past and Future of Prison Education at Harvard

Second Chances: Life After Prison
Monday, March 5, 4-6pm

Memorial Church

This panel brings together some of the leading activists in the criminal justice reform movement—all of whom have served prison sentences—to consider the lived reality of formerly incarcerated people. In a roundtable format, the participants will share personal stories to help us better understand the specific obstacles incarcerated people face as they navigate their return home. We will also consider possible policies and programs that can help us heal from the consequences of mass incarceration both as individuals and as a society.


Vivian Nixon, Executive Director, College and Community Fellowship
Tyrone Werts, Inside/Out Exchange Program Think Tank, Soros Justice Fellow
Jay Jordan, Project Director, Californians for Safety and Justice
Cheryl Wilkins, Columbia University Center for Justice