Inside/Outside: Incarceration and Communication
A Conference on Communication in and Out of the American Prison System
Friday, April 19th, 2013

101 McCormick Hall

Sponsored by the Program in the Ethics of Reading at UCHV and the Prison Teaching Initiative, Princeton University All are Welcome. No Registration Required. For more information, contact


9:00-9:15 Welcome and Introduction: Incarceration and Communication

9:15-10:45 Session I: Book Bags, Problem Sets, Epic Poetry: Prison Pedagogy
Gillian Knapp
Princeton University, Dept. of Astrophysics and Prison Teaching Initiative
Howard Zeiderman
St. John’s College and Touchstones Discussion Project
Celia Chazelle
The Center for Prison Outreach and Education, The College of New Jersey

10:45-11:00 Coffee Break

11:00-12:30 Session II: The Courts, the Phone Booth, the Legislature: Prison Law and Activism
David Fathi
ACLU National Prison Project
Steven Renderos
Campaign for Prison Phone Justice
Brother Aula Maarufu Sumbry
Integrated Justice Alliance

12:30-1:30 Lunch

1:30-3:00 Session III: Isolation, Medical Care, the Role of Critique: Prison Scholarship
Caleb Smith
Yale University
Lisa Guenther
Vanderbilt University
Keramet Reiter
U.C. Irvine

3:00-3:30 Coffee Break

3:30-4:00 Session IV: A Comprehensive System: Prison Education in New Jersey
Toby Sanders
Don Roden
Rutgers Mountainview Project

4:00-5:30 Session V: From the Inside to the Outside: A Panel of Former Inmates
Terrell Blount
Rutgers Mountainview Project
Reginald Murph
Rutgers Mountainview Project
John Hughes
Prison Teaching Initiative