Rebecca Ginsburg “Why Universities Should Be in Prisons”

Rebecca Ginsburg

By educating them we make a real impact in our communities and to the well-being of society at large.

By “them” Rebecca Ginsburg is referring to prison inmates, and her statement expresses not just something hopeful but the result of everyday experiences. Ginsburg, associate professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign also teaches at the Danville Correctional Center, a medium-high security facility operated by the state of Illinois. While her teaching and research interests are broad, they are united by a common theme of social justice.

Since 2006, when she co-founded the Education Justice Project, she has continued to expand the initiative. James E. McLeod Memorial Lecture

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