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The United States has the highest documented rate of incarceration in the world, a rate that has increased by 500 percent over the past 40 years. In response to this crisis, Bennington College launched the Incarceration in America initiative. This growing initiative includes curriculum, visiting speakers, theatrical events, think tanks, and retreats to develop public policy and political action in the post-tough-on-crime era. 

On Saturday, October 3, 2015, Bennington continues this initiative with a convening of experts and providers of services to two underserved incarcerated populations: women and aging prisoners.

See past events.