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Date

Nov 10 2021
Expired!

Time

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Cost

Free
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Halfway Home: Reuben Jonathan Miller with Deborah Rogala

Each year, more than half a million Americans are released from prison and join a population of twenty million people who live with a felony record. Reuben Miller, a chaplain at the Cook County Jail in Chicago and is now a sociologist studying mass incarceration, spent years alongside prisoners, ex-prisoners, their friends, and their families to understand the lifelong burden that even a single arrest can entail. What his work revealed is a simple, if overlooked truth: life after incarceration is its own form of prison. The idea that one can serve their debt and return to life as a full-fledge member of society is one of America’s most nefarious myths. Recently released individuals are faced with jobs that are off-limits, apartments that cannot be occupied and votes that cannot be cast.

Signed copies of Halfway Home will be available for purchase online through the Mark Twain Store; proceeds benefit The Mark Twain House & Museum. Books will be shipped after the event.

Location

Virtual Event

Labels

Virtual

Organizer

Mark Twain House & Museum
Website
https://marktwainhouse.org/