1. Building a School to Prison Pipeline

Paris Garnier Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Alexis Stemshorn Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Faculty Sponsor(s): Sue Hyatt Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
The notion that there is a school-to-prison pipeline has become part of our commonplace understanding of the social causes of mass incarceration. Far less attention, however, has been given to the consequences of removing access to education from prisons, a movement that accelerated after the passage of the 1994 Violent Crime Control Act, which made incarcerated people ineligible to apply for Pell Grants. This act was implemented despite the fact that education is one of the factors that has been shown to decrease recidivism. In fall 2018, we participated in a course called “Cultures of Incarceration,” in which we examined these issues. We also helped organize a conference, called “Building a Prison to School Pipeline,” which was held in December. In this poster, we will present some of the work that we did in the course and at the conference, in order to demonstrate the importance of creating educational opportunities for incarcerated and post-incarcerated individuals.
Anthropology
Poster Presentation

When & Where

Irwin Library 2nd Floor