Title

Obama’s State of the Union Should Honor Colleges That Give Prisoners a Chance

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Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International

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Article

Publication Date

9-6-2016

ISSN

0362-4331

Publisher

New York Times

Language

en-US

Abstract

President Obama should invite Max Kenner, the founder of the Bard Prison Initiative, to join the first lady at the State of the Union. The sharp growth in the prison population over the past two decades — despite a decrease in crime — has had a significant impact on growing racial and class inequality, creating, in the eyes of some, “the new Jim Crow.”

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