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Incarceration Nation: Behind the Walls of Sing Sing

Saturday, September 17, 2011, 2–5:30 pm


A prison gate

Leaving from: BMW Guggenheim Lab
Traveling to: Sing Sing Correctional Facility 

The U.S. has the highest rate of incarceration of any nation on earth. And with 60 percent of people who have been incarcerated returning to prison within three years of their release, it is enough to make you wonder whether there is something fundamentally flawed in our criminal justice system. Join the Osborne Association for a tour deep behind the walls of the notorious Sing Sing Correctional Facility and meet the participants of Hudson Link, a rigorous college education program that has defied the odds, with zero percent of graduates returning to prison after their release. Question your assumptions, and join a discussion of what a different criminal justice system could look like.

Photo used by permission under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0) License from steelmastersteelbuildings.

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