The Emerson Prison Initiative changes lives.
The insurrection didn’t surprise many people.
Emerson’s Office of Research and Creative Scholarship (ORCS) has gathered together examples of faculty research, writing, artistic work, classroom projects, and media engagements around the impact of the coronavirus, police brutality, and social change. The work originates from nearly every department and institute on campus, and has continued through the summer.
Over the past few years, Emerson has developed a robust and cutting edge prison education program. But nearly 70 years before the Emerson Prison Initiative (EPI) launched, the College was facilitating the exchange of ideas inside prison through its award-winning debate team.
Associate Professor of Political Science Mneesha Gellman writes in The Conversation about the Emerson Prison Initiative (EPI) and the value, to both incarcerated persons and society, of offering higher education in prison.