Prisons and Protest

“What can people working for justice today learn from history?” That’s the question addressed by Prisons and Protest, a public history of the U.S. criminal justice system and the movement to transform it.

The project includes:

  • Podcast series: Conversations between activists and historians on topics such as convict leasing, prison labor, and prison uprisings.
  • Multimedia website: Additional resources and an online discussion space to dig deeper.
  • Live events: Occasional public events such as film screenings and panel discussions.
  • Printed materials: A print edition of project materials for distribution to people behind bars.

Watch this space for podcast episodes (below), and links to related blog posts (left).

For more information, please contact project staff (bios here):