Aiming to bring a diverse group of educators and community leaders together in conversation, CARE, the Carceral Awareness, Reform and Education club at Brandeis, hosted “Health in Prison: A Panel Discussion,” which took place at the Heller School for Policy and Management on Monday, April 1. The panel included Sashi James, the director of Re-Imagining Communities at the National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls, which is an organization working towards the abolition of the American carceral system. Also contributing her voice and experience was Angelina Jefferson, who provides education services and support to formerly incarcerated people through the Partakers Empowerment Program and the Brandeis Educational Justice Initiative. Rounding out the profuse assembly of perspectives was Stuart Grassian, M.D., who advocates for solitary confinement reform, and Brandeis Prof. Sanaullah Khan (ANTH). Read more…


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