Past Event: Incarceration Nations: Reimagining justice

Incarceration Nations: Reimagining justice

In this seminar Professor Baz Dreisinger (John Jay College, New York) spoke about her book ‘Incarceration Nations: A Journey to Justice in Prisons Around the World’, a first-person odyssey through prisons in nine countries, beginning in Africa and concluding in Europe. Professor, journalist, and founder of the Prison-to-College-Pipeline, Dreisinger looks into the human stories of incarcerated men and women and those who imprison them. Creating a jarring, poignant view of a world to which most are denied access, and a rethinking of one of America’s most far-reaching global exports: the modern prison complex.

About this event

MMU Sites of Resistance hosted the seminar with Baz Dreisinger – in an attempt to gain a global perspective on prison and its use across a diverse range of nations, Baz Dreisinger visited prisons in nine countries across the world. She reflected on her experiences and how these have impacted on her understanding of imprisonment and how what she saw can help us to reimagine justice.

Who will find this interesting?

This event will be of particular interest to:

  • Prison activists and campaigners
  • Those with an interest in prisons and punishment here and overseas
  • Students, researchers and academics across a range of disciplines including penology, criminology, journalism and eduction.
  • Policy-makers and opinion formers

About Dr Baz Dreisinger

Dr Baz Dreisinger is a professor, journalist, justice worker, film and radio producer, cultural critic and prison-rights activist. Based in the English department at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City, she is the founder and Academic Director of the Prison-to-College Pipeline program, which offers college courses and reentry planning to incarcerated men throughout New York State, and broadly works to increase access to higher education for incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals.

This event is being hosted in collaboration with Newman University, Birmingham.