Each year, more than half a million Americans are released from prison and join a population of twenty million who live with a felony record. As Reuben Jonathan Miller contends in his new book, Halfway Home: Race, Punishment, and the Afterlife of Mass Incarceration, “one of America’s most nefarious myths” is “the idea that one can serve their debt and return to life as a full-fledge member of society.”
Hear Miller in conversation with Deborah Rogala, LCSW, Director of Operations for Community Partners in Action (CPA), in a joint presentation of CPA, The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, and The Mark Twain House and Museum.
Informed by Miller’s experience as the son and brother of incarcerated men, Halfway Home tells the stories of the men, women, and communities fighting against a system that is designed for them to fail. It is a poignant and eye-opening call to arms that reveals how laws, rules, and regulations extract a tangible cost not only from those working to rebuild their lives, but also our democracy.
Registration is open. This is a free, virtual event with donations received evenly distributed between Community Partners in Action, The Stowe Center, and The Mark Twain House and Museum.