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Topic: Justice initiatives

Upcoming Event
December 13, 2022

Inspiration, Knowledge and Curiosity While Incarcerated

On Tuesday, December 13 at 7:00 – 8:30 pm, Ithaka S+R’s Kurtis Tanaka will participate in a San Francisco Public Library panel on “Inspiration, Knowledge and Curiosity While Incarcerated.” Panelists will share best practices and insights from their own endeavors and will highlight the role of information access in maintaining inspiration in carceral contexts. Incarceration does not foreclose peoples’ ability to think, dream, create, envision, and learn individually and collectively. Join facilitators working to ensure access to the resources…
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October 24, 2022

Reflections on NCHEP 2022

National Conference on Higher Education in Prisons

Organized by the Alliance for Higher Education in Prisons, the 12th National Conference on Higher Education in Prisons brought together educators, administrators, and current and former students of higher education in prison (HEP) programs to share information about challenges, trends, and changes in the HEP landscape. The theme for this year’s conference was “What’s Next?” and we were eager to learn what educators and administrators were focusing on and preparing for in the proposed legislation.
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September 22, 2022

Better Serving Library Patrons Behind Bars

New Project to Expand Public, State, Law, Prison, and Academic Library Collaboration

Over the past several years, public, state, academic, and law libraries have increasingly sought to serve people in prison through a variety of services. Now, with a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Ithaka S+R is undertaking a planning project that will set the stage for future partnerships to develop and pilot wrap-around library services to meet the information needs of people who are currently incarcerated.