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March 30: Criminal justice, prisons focus of philosophy talks
March 22, 2017

By Adriana Aumen, College of Arts & Sciences

PULLMAN, Wash. – Criminal justice, mass incarceration and factors that undermine democracy will be examined during the Frank Fraser Potter Memorial Lecture in Philosophy and a related talk at Washington State University on Thursday, March 30.

Oct. 18: Morality, responsibility and prison reform discussed
October 13, 2016

By Debbie Brudie, Humanities Planning Group

joseph-campbellPULLMAN, Wash. – An interdisciplinary approach to prison reform will be presented by Washington State University professor of politics, philosophy and public affairs Joseph Campbell in a free, public presentation at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, in Goertzen Hall 21.

Nov. 30: Ecologist touts power of nature in prison reform
November 10, 2015

By Adrian Aumen, College of Arts & Sciences

Nadkarni-webPULLMAN, Wash. – An internationally renowned forest ecologist and leader in prison reform will talk about blending science, nature and social justice in a free, public address at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 30, in the CUB auditorium at Washington State University.

Nov. 9: Frontline’s ‘Prison State’ follows four in system
November 4, 2015

just-mercyPULLMAN, Wash. – The contributions of juvenile detention, mental illness and addiction to incarceration are explored in the 2014 Frontline public television documentary, “Prison State,” which will show free to the public at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 9, in Heald Hall G3 as part of Washington State University’s common reading program.

Student helps inmates restore greater sage-grouse habitat
October 28, 2015

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

CONNELL, Wash. – Education has cultivated Gretchen Graber’s growth as an environmental scientist, so teaching inmates to raise sagebrush to restore habitat for the greater sage-grouse seemed like a natural offshoot.

Yoga in jails helps make better fathers
October 15, 2015

By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

yoga-ring-smallWENATCHEE, Wash. – A Washington State University researcher has found that yoga can help fathers in jail be better dads.

Exhibit, book drive highlight prison literacy programs
September 21, 2015

By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries

PULLMAN, Wash. – More than 30 programs work to provide free books to people incarcerated around the country, improving literacy in prisons and bolstering poorly funded prison libraries. An exhibit opening this week in the Washington State University Terrell Library atrium explores the history and role of these programs.

Sept. 1: Evolving American prisons topic of talk
August 27, 2015

By Beverly Makhani, Undergraduate Education

just-mercyPULLMAN, Wash. – The good and bad of prisons for achieving criminal justice goals will be discussed by Washington State University professor Faith Lutze at a free, public lecture at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1, in Smith CUE 203.

Mentally ill get handcuffs, not helping hand
April 14, 2014

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

Makin-80PULLMAN, WASH. – A person with schizophrenia shouts incoherently in a city playground; a woman in the throes of a psychotic crisis hurls rocks against a door; a young man with autism in the middle of a busy road pushes the police officer who tries to move him to a sidewalk.