Journal of Higher Education in Prison

Volume 1 · Number 1 · 2021

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What is the field of higher education in prison, and what does it mean to be a "field"?

What are the greatest barriers to building the field of higher education in prison? What are the various tensions within higher education in prison? What are the possibilities and/or limitations of higher education in prison? In what ways does/doesn’t/should the work of higher education in prison align with various forms of equity, including those centered on race, gender, class, sex, ability, citizenship, and related forms of power? What kind of future(s) should be imagined and worked toward for higher education in prison, including a future without prisons? What kinds of thinking and interventions does abolitionist politics contribute to higher education in prison, and what are the barriers to imagining a future without prisons? In what ways are and/or should data and research be used to create a foundation for quality higher education in prison? What contribution can higher education in prison make to higher education more broadly? If, and in what ways should, the work of higher education in prison align with broader human rights movements and calls for a more just political structuring?

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