Incarceration Nations: Reimagining Justice
Incarceration Nations: Reimagining justice
In this seminar Professor Baz Dreisinger (John Jay College, New York) will talk about her book 'Incarceration Nations: A Journey to Justice in Prisons Around the World', a first-person odyssey through prisons in nine countries, beginning in Africa and concluding in Europe. Professor, journalist, and founder of the Prison-to-College-Pipeline, Dreisinger looks into the human stories of incarcerated men and women and those who imprison them. Creating a jarring, poignant view of a world to which most are denied access, and a rethinking of one of America’s most far-reaching global exports: the modern prison complex.
About this event
MMU Sites of Resistance will be hosting a seminar with Baz Dreisinger - in an attempt to gain a global perspective on prison and its use across a diverse range of nations, Baz Dreisinger visited prisons in nine countries across the world. In this seminar, she will reflect on her experiences and how these have impacted on her understanding of imprisonment and how what she saw can help us to reimagine justice.
The Seminar will start at 6pm, refreshments will be available from 5.30pm.
Who will find this interesting?
This event will be of particular interest to:
Prison activists and campaigners
Those with an interest in prisons and punishment here and overseas
Students, researchers and academics across a range of disciplines including penology, criminology, journalism and eduction.
Policy-makers and opinion formers
About Dr Baz Dreisinger
Dr Baz Dreisinger is a professor, journalist, justice worker, film and radio producer, cultural critic and prison-rights activist. Based in the English department at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City, she is the founder and Academic Director of the Prison-to-College Pipeline program, which offers college courses and reentry planning to incarcerated men throughout New York State, and broadly works to increase access to higher education for incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals.This event is being hosted in collaboration with Newman University, Birmingham.