The Curious Autodidact

October 17, 2017

Prisons Elsewhere

Filed under: book related,prison reform,social justice,women heroes — Honilima @ 5:06 pm

Incarceration Nations: A Journey to Justice in Prisons Around the World

Baz Dreisinger works at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City, Where she is the Academic Director of the Prison-to-College Pipeline program, offering college courses and reentry planning to incarcerated men throughout New York State.

You don’t have to read very far into the book to realize what a gutsy woman she is and how brave she is to reach out to learn and grow.

Dr. Dreisinger has alot to say about the bizarre way people are treated in our prison system, after visiting prisons in different places around world and learning how differently people are treated and how they are released back into the community.

This book will open your eyes to other options and bring new light to the word “isolation.” I loved reading about the prison in Africa that powers 70% of their prison using human waste, and the system where prisoners are taught a trade and given jobs so their chances of success upon release are more assured.

Our way is certainly not the only way and this book helps us to learn from the successes in other countries how better to look at criminal justice with new eyes.

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