Prison learning must be high quality and lead to a degree
Recent milestones, beginning with the rare conviction of police officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd, are likely to forever change the U.S. criminal justice system. Police violence against Black, Indigenous and other Americans of color too often goes uninvestigated and unpunished. Americans of color are also more likely than white people to be targeted by the police, experience violence during these encounters and, if charged, be sentenced to prison.
Originally published: June 24, 2021
Author: Catharine B. Hill
Position: President Emerita
Institution: Vassar College
Published by: The Hechinger Report