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Democracy and Education Behind Bars

Democracy and Education Behind Bars

Joshua A. Miller

In this Praxis Reflection, this paper reflect on the relationship between teaching and imprisonment. I describe a college program at a prison in Jessup, Maryland, and argue that liberal arts-style college classes should be widely available in prisons even as we work to dismantle the current system of mass incarceration.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Democracy and Education Behind Bars, by Joshua A. Miller, Perspectives on Politics / Volume 13 / Issue 03 / September 2015, pp 714-721