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Keynote: Reuben Miller

26th Annual Exhibition of Art by Michigan Prisoners
Friday, April 1, 2022
7:00-8:30 PM
Chesebrough Auditorium Chrysler Center Map
Halfway Home: Race, Punishment and The Afterlife of Mass
Reuben Miller, Associate Professor at the University of Chicago, Research Professor at the American Bar Foundation, & Author

Over half a million people are released from prison each year. They
join a staggering twenty million Americans who live with a felony record. They return to a new world, where over 44,000 laws and policies dictate where they may go, with whom they may live and how they spend their time. This is mass incarceration in America, but it’s a reality we don’t hear enough about.

Professor Reuben Jonathan Miller was confronted by these brute facts, as a chaplain at the Cook County Jail in Chicago during the height of mass incarceration, as the son and brother of formerly incarcerated men and as a sociologist studying mass incarceration’s afterlife. Miller has spent a career walking alongside people we've locked away and the families who suffer with them. His work reveals a simple, if overlooked, truth: mass incarceration has an afterlife, and that afterlife is its own form of prison. Join us as Professor Miller shares his work and as we look to find a way out.

Pre-order his book & have it signed at the event:
Building: Chrysler Center
Event Type: Exhibition
Tags: 26th Annual Exhibition, Art, Book Talk, Criminal Justice, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Exhibition, Free, Incarceration, Social Work
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Prison Creative Arts Project, The, Residential College, Department of English Language and Literature